(Angus Reid Global Monitor) – Most people in Brazil think highly of their country’s pledge to produce bio-fuels en masse but some fear this might affect food crops, according to a poll by Instituto Sensus. 51.4 per cent of respondents think the South American country will become a world leader in the production of bio-fuels.
(Angus Reid Global Monitor) – Many adults in Canada believe the country should rely on renewable energy sources, according to a poll by Angus Reid Strategies. 89 per cent of respondents think both wind power and solar power are positive, because they are better for the environment.
(Angus Reid Global Monitor) – The vast majority of adults in the United States express support for a presidential contender who would pay attention to ecological concerns, according to a poll by the Sacred Heart University Polling Institute. 93.1 per cent of respondents say they would be more likely to support a candidate who promises action to improve the environment.
(Angus Reid Global Monitor) – Adults in Britain hold differing views on the way the country’s opposition leader is trying to position his party, according to a poll by Populus published in The Times. 38 per cent of respondents think David Cameron has tried to change the Conservative party and seems to be sticking to that strategy.
(Angus Reid Global Monitor) – The ruling New Democracy (ND) party holds the upper hand before this month’s general election in Greece, according to a poll by GPO released by Mega. 36 per cent of respondents would support the ND in the ballot.
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Gabriela Perdomo – With an election looming just around the corner of Australia’s winter, Aussies have started to ask the obligatory questions. Will this spring see the end of John Howard’s 11 years in the prime minister’s office? Will he retire now that he has reached the age of 68? Or, could the opposition’s Kevin Rudd—more popular than him—possibly win the ballot?
(Angus Reid Global Monitor) – Most people in Germany would choose federal chancellor Angela Merkel of the Christian-Democratic Union (CDU) as their head of government, according to a poll by Forsa released by Stern and RTL. 57 per cent of respondents would vote for Merkel if they could directly elect the country’s chancellor.
(Angus Reid Global Monitor) – Less than a third of Canadians are content with the performance of Stephen Harper, according to a poll by Angus Reid Strategies. 31 per cent of respondents approve of the way their prime minister has handled his duties, and 25 per cent say their opinion of Harper has worsened over the past month.
(Angus Reid Global Monitor) – The majority of people in France are confident that their government is capable of addressing important issues, according to a poll by Ifop published by Dimanche Ouest France. At least 53 per cent of respondents think the cabinet of French president Nicolas Sarkozy has the ability to deal with security, environmental protection, immigrant integration and unemployment.
(Angus Reid Global Monitor) – Support for the governing Conservative party remains stable in Canada, according to a poll by Angus Reid Strategies. 33 per cent of decided voters would support the Tories in the next federal election.