A poll by a national public research firm finds that Canadians prefer the idea of Canada engaging in a bombing mission, but still support Canada’s training mission in Iraq and Syria.
The Mainstreet/Postmedia poll found 38 per cent of people polled would choose a bombing mission, while 28 per cent would choose a training mission. However, 70 per cent of respondents supported Canada’s training mission, while only 60 per cent supported its bombing mission.
Either way, most Canadians believe Canada should be taking a role in the fight against ISIS,” said Quinto Maggi, president of Mainstreet research. “Only eight per cent of Canadians would support no action at all.”
Meanwhile, more than half – 53 per cent – of people polled disagreed with the government’s plan to bring 25,000 Syrian refugees to Canada by the end of the year.
The poll also found that 46 per cent of Canadians are dissatisfied with Canada’s action on the refugee crisis.
The survey was done on a random sample of 2,718 Canadians via landlines and cell phones on Nov. 16. The poll has a margin of error of +/- 1.88 percentage points, 19 times out of 20.