Liberals 35, Conservatives 34, NDP 20: Nanos federal tracking (May 18)

Andrew Scheer: He can sure smile now!

THE Liberals and the Conservatives remain neck and neck in the latest Nanos federal ballot tracking (May 18).

The Liberals are at 35.1 per cent support, while the Conservatives are at 34.

With a margin of error of 3.1 percentage points, that is a statistical tie.

The NDP are at 20.1 percent support, while the Bloc Quebcois is at 3.6 per cent and the Greens at 5.9 per cent.

Asked whether they would consider voting for each of the federal parties, 47.1 per cent of Canadians say they would consider voting Liberal, while 47.7 per cent would consider voting Conservative.

Four in ten (40.1%) would consider voting NDP while 21.8 per cent and 30.4 per cent of Canadians would consider voting for the BQ and Green parties, respectively.

Nanos tracking has Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as the preferred choice as Prime Minister at 39.2 per cent of Canadians followed by Conservative Party Leader Andrew Scheer (22.4%), NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh (8.1%) and Green Party Leader Elizabeth May (6.8%). Twenty-three per cent of Canadians were unsure whom they preferred.
More than half of Canadians (55.9%) believe Trudeau has the qualities of a good political leader while 38 per cent believe Scheer has the qualities of a good political leader.

One in three (34.4%) say Jagmeet Singh has the qualities of a good political leader, while 33.7 per cent believe the same about May. One in six (17%) said BQ Leader Martine Ouellet has the qualities of a good political leader (Quebec only).