The gist? More Canadians support Harper’s proposed reforms than did a year ago. (70% for eight-year terms, 72% for elected senators, now.) On the other hand, more support abolishing the place than did a year ago. (34% now.)
Sensibly, 71% of Canadians support holding a nationwide referendum on the future of the Senate — knowing that that’s the only way to kick-start constitutional reform. (Essentially have the premiers simply ratify the popular will in their provinces.)
Anyway. The PM is on the right side of public opinion on this, except that a majority of Canadians think he’s being a hypocrite by continuing to appoint senators. Tho’ I bet the 43% of those who think he’s right to appoint senators who agree with him on reform include most Conservative voters.