The religious vote may be helping the Tories. According to a poll Angus Reid Strategies did for Maclean’s, Roman Catholics are voting for the Conservatives in increasing numbers. Roman Catholics reportedly make up 44 per cent of the population and have tended to vote for the Grits; however, in 2006, RCs began a move to the Tories.
And apparently it isn’t just Roman Catholics. Protestants—30 per cent of the population—who have tended to vote pretty much evenly for the two major parties, have started to lean toward the Tories over the past four years.
In 2008, 64 per cent of church-going Protestants outside of Quebec voted Conservative—51 per cent in 2004. And apparently Tory support among voters from the conservative/fundamentalist Christian faiths is even stronger.
Andrew Grenville, Angus Reid’s chief research officer is quoted as saying:
Ask not for whom the bell tolls…