THE latest Nanos federal ballot tracking (August 31) has the Liberals at 39.9 per cent support, followed by the Conservatives at 32.4 per cent, the NDP at 15.8 percent, the Bloc Quebecois at 3.4 per cent and the Greens at 6.7 per cent.
The Conservatives might have lost some support after Conservative MP Maxime Bernier, who lost the party leadership race to Andrew Scheer, announced on August 23 that he was quitting the party and heavily criticized the party and Scheer.
Nanos tracking has Justin Trudeau as the preferred choice as Prime Minister at 42.2 per cent of Canadians followed by Scheer (24.3%), NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh (6.8%) and Green Party Leader Elizabeth May (6.4%). Nineteen per cent of Canadians were unsure whom they preferred.
More than half of Canadians (58.3%) believe Trudeau has the qualities of a good political leader while 40.9 per cent believe Scheer has the qualities of a good political leader. Three in 10 (30.8%) say Jagmeet Singh has the qualities of a good political leader, while 32.9 per cent believe the same about May. One in six (17.3%) say interim Bloc Quebecois leader Mario Beaulieu has the qualities of a good political leader (Quebec only).
Asked whether they would consider voting for each of the federal parties, 51.9 per cent of Canadians say they would consider voting Liberal while 46.4 per cent would consider voting Conservative. More than one in three (35.7%) would consider voting NDP while 22.7 per cent and 27 per cent of Canadians would consider voting for the BQ and Green parties, respectively.