• 38 per cent of Ontarians
  • 35 per cent of Albertans
  • 33 per cent of British Columbians
  • 32 per cent in Atlantic Canada
  • 31 per cent in Saskatchewan and Manitoba
Meanwhile, more Canadians believe the Senate should be reformed or abolished in the wake of the scandal.

In the latest poll, 49 per cent of respondents said the Senate should be “reformed to make it, for example, an elected body,” which is up seven points from early this year.

About 43 per cent of respondents said the Senate “should be done away with completely,” which is also up seven points from earlier this year. About eight per cent said the Senate “should be kept as is,” down 14 points from earlier in the year.

Residents of British Columbia (53 per cent), Ontario (53 per cent), Alberta (51 per cent) and Saskatchewan and Manitoba (51 per cent) are most likely to favour reforming the Senate, while the most likely to favour abolition are Quebecers and Atlantic Canadians (both 54 per cent).

The poll was conducted between October 25 and October 28, 2013, and sampled 1,102 Canadians from Ipsos’ Canadian online panel. The findings are considered accurate to within +/- 3.4 percentage points.