Our politicians have an image problem

To this and this and this, you can add this recent poll from Ipsos Reid.

A whopping 95 per cent of Canadians feel politicians in Ottawa have nothing in common (44 per cent) or only a little in common (51 per cent) with average Canadians, while only five per cent believe members of Parliament and senators have a lot in common with them.

In the same vein, 84 per cent of those polled either strongly agree (38 per cent) or somewhat agree (46 per cent) the political elite in Ottawa isn’t tuned in to what’s really important to average Canadians.

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