Federal Liberals pull ahead of Conservatives

Justin Trudeau
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AFTER the tsunami of negative publicity over Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s India visit last month, the latest Nanos federal ballot tracking (March 23) shows the gap between the Liberals and the Conservatives widening again.

The Liberals are at 38.1 per cent support, followed by the Conservatives at 34.7 per cent, the NDP at 16.8 percent, the Bloc Quebecois at 3.1 per cent and the Greens at 5.5 per cent.

Trudeau is the preferred choice as Prime Minister at 38.5 per cent of Canadians, followed by Conservatice Leader Andrew Scheer (26.5%), NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh (8.9%) and Gren Party Leader Elizabeth May (4.9%). Nineteen per cent of Canadians were unsure who they preferred.

More than half of Canadians (54.3%) believe Trudeau has the qualities of a good political leader, while 41.7 per cent believe Scheer has the qualities of a good political leader. Almost four-in-10 (38.9%) say Jagmeet Singh has the qualities of a good political leader, while 34 per cent believe the same about May. One-in-four (23.2%) say Martine Ouellet has the qualities of a good political leader (Quebec only).
Asked whether they would consider voting for each of the federal parties, 50.7 per cent of Canadians say they would consider voting Liberal, while 49.1 per cent would consider voting Conservative. Close to four-in-10 (37.5%) would consider voting NDP, while 26.8 per cent and 27.5 per cent of Canadians would consider voting for the BQ and Green parties, respectively.