VIDEO: One in Four Canadians Say the S-N-C Lavalin Scandal Will Impact How They Vote

One in four Canadians say the SNC-Lavalin scandal will influence their vote in the next federal election – and the political fallout appears to be growing, according to a new Nanos survey.

Before Jody Wilson-Raybould’s scathing public testimony on Wednesday alleging high-level government pressure and “veiled threats” in the case, 17% of Canadians said the SNC-Lavalin scandal will be a factor when they vote in the 2019 election.

But two days after the explosive hearing, the number of concerned respondents jumped by nearly 10%, to 26%.

8% said they’re unsure if the scandal will influence their votes.

Even so, the economy remains a much stronger vote-deciding factor. 67% of those surveyed said the economy will influence how they vote this year, dipping slightly from 73% earlier in the week.

Nanos conducted an RDD dual frame (land-and cell-lines) hybrid telephone and online random survey of 1,000 Canadians, 18 years of age or older, between February 23rdand 26th, 2019 as part of an omnibus survey, and a second RDD dual frame (land-and cell-lines) hybrid telephone and online random survey of 750 Canadians, 18 years of age or older, between February 28thand March 1st, 2019. The margin of error for a random survey of 1,000 Canadians is ±3.1 percentage points, 19 times out of 20, and the margin of error for a random survey of 750 Canadians is ±3.6 percentage points, 19 times out of 20.

Readers should note that the sample for the second wave of research was drawn from the same 1,000 participants of the first wave to allow for a direct comparability on the impact of the testimony.

This study was commissioned by CTV News and the research was conducted by Nanos Research.

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With files from CTV News