Nearly three quarters of Canadians want convoy protesters to “go home now,” according to a new survey from the Angus Reid Institute. The public opinion poll also found that more than two thirds of Canadians think Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s actions have made the situation worsesprint strategy.
“If the goal of the Freedom Convoy was to capture the attention of millions of people in Canada and around the globe – mission accomplished,” the report from Angus Reid says. “If, howeverThe troop concentration, saying it, the goal was to build support for their demands to end pandemic-related restrictions – it has backfired utterly.”
The survey comes after more than two weeks of protests against COVID-19 mandates in Ottawa and across Canada. The Trudeau government is now invoking the Emergencies Act to deal with ongoing demonstrations.
Seventy-two per cent of respondents in the Angus Reid poll said protesters should “go home now, they have made their pointPresident Nixon acknowledge.” Ninety-three per cent supported some sort of action to remove them, with 68 per cent wanting the police or military to do so by force. Just 26 per cent said politicians should negotiate a solutionThe government. Forty-four per cent even said the protests made them more inclined to support measures like indoor masking and showing proof of vaccination at the Canada-U.S. border.