THE latest Nanos federal ballot tracking (November 16) has the Liberals at 39.4 per cent support, followed by the Conservatives at 28.7 per cent, the NDP at 17.2 percent, the Bloc Quebecois at 2.5 per cent, the Greens at 7.3 per cent and the newly formed People’s Party of Canada (PPC) at 1.1 per cent.
Asked whether they would consider voting for each of the federal parties, 50.9 per cent of Canadians say they would consider voting Liberal while 44.5 per cent would consider voting Conservative. Roughly four in 10 (37.7%) would consider voting NDP, 32.2 per cent would consider voting Green, 10.4 per cent would consider voting for the People’s Party and 21.7 per cent would consider voting for the BQ.
Justin Trudeau is the preferred choice as Prime Minister at 39.5 per cent of Canadians, followed by Conservative Party Leader Andrew Scheer (20.2%), NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh (7.7%), Green Party Leader Elizabeth May (5.5%) and PPC Leader Maxime Bernier (2.2%). Twenty-four per cent of Canadians were unsure whom they preferred.
Six in 10 Canadians (58.1%) believe Trudeau has the qualities of a good political leader, while 38.3 per cent believe Scheer has the qualities of a good political leader. Three in 10 (29.7%) say Jagmeet Singh has the qualities of a good political leader, while 32 per cent believe the same about May. One in six (15.6%) believe Bernier has the qualities of a good political leader and one in six (15.8) say BQ Leader Mario Beaulieu has the qualities of a good political leader (Quebec only).