Liberals and Conservatives neck-and-neck, but Trudeau maintains big lead over Scheer

Justin Trudeau and Andrew Scheer

THE latest Nanos federal ballot tracking has the Liberals at 35.8 per cent support, followed by the Conservatives at 35.2 per cent, the NDP at 19.1 percent, the Bloc Quebecois at 2.2 per cent and the Greens at 6.6 per cent.

Asked whether they would consider voting for each of the federal parties, 51.7 per cent of Canadians say they would consider voting Liberal while 50.3 per cent would consider voting Conservative. Four in 10 (41.6%) would consider voting NDP while 25.5 per cent and 29.1 per cent of Canadians would consider voting for the BQ and Green parties, respectively.

Justin Trudeau is the preferred choice as Prime Minister at 40.4 per cent of Canadians followed by Conservative Party Leader Andrew Scheer (24.5%), NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh (6.5%) and Green Party Leader Elizabeth May (5.8%). Twenty-two per cent of Canadians were unsure whom they preferred.

Six in 10 Canadians (57.2%) 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. More than one in three (35.2%) say Jagmeet Singh has the qualities of a good political leader, while 37.2 per cent believe the same about May. One in six (16.9%) said interim Bloc Quebecois leader Mario Beaulieu has the qualities of a good political leader (Quebec only).