Federal Liberals and Conservatives now neck and neck: Nanos poll

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THE latest Nanos federal ballot tracking (March 16) has the Liberals at 35.9 per cent support, followed by the Conservatives at 34.8 per cent.

With the survey being accurate by plus or minus 3.1 percent, that means the two parties are now neck and neck.

The NDP is at 18.5 percent, the Bloc Quebecois at 3.5 per cent and the Greens at 6.2 per cent.

However, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is still the preferred choice as PM at 37.5 per cent of Canadians – down four percentage points since the beginning of the month.

Conservative Party Leader Andrew Scheer is the preferred choice as PM at 25.9 per cent of Canadians – up three percentage points since the start of the month.

Federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh is the preferred PM at 9 per cent and Green Party Leader Elizabeth May is at 5.7 per cent. Twenty per cent of Canadians were unsure who they preferred.

Asked whether they would consider voting for each of the federal parties, 49.3 per cent of Canadians say they would consider voting Liberal while 48.4 per cent would consider voting Conservative.

Four in 10 (48.9%) would consider voting NDP, while 28.3 per cent and 29.3 per cent of Canadians would consider voting for the BQ and Green parties, respectively.

Close to six in 10 Canadians (54.7%) believe Trudeau has the qualities of a good political leader while 39.8 per cent believe Scheer has the qualities of a good political leader. Almost four in 10 (38.4%) say Jagmeet Singh has the qualities of a good political leader, while 33.8 per cent believe the same about May. More than one in four (27.5%) said BQ Leader Martine Ouellet has the qualities of a good political leader (Quebec only).