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Liberals and Conservatives neck and neck; Trudeau’s popularity keeps declining

Andrew Scheer and Justin Trudeau.
Andrew Scheer and Justin Trudeau.

THE latest Nanos federal ballot tracking (June 1) has the Liberals at 34.1 per cent and the Conservatives at 34 per cent support.

The week before (May 25) the Conservatives were at 36 per cent support and the Liberals at 33 per cent.

The margin of error is plus or minus 3.1 percentage points.

The NDP is at 21.2 percent support, followed by the Bloc Quebecois at 4.4 per cent and the Greens at 5.4 per cent.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s popularity keeps going down. He was the preferred choice as Prime Minister at 34.3 per cent of Canadians (the week prior to this, he was at 36 per cent – which was down 3 points from the week before that).

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer was at 25.6 per cent of Canadians as the preferred choice as Prime Minister (basically the same as the week before), followed by NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh (10%) and Green Party Leader Elizabeth May (5.7%). Twenty-three per cent of Canadians were unsure whom they preferred.

Half of Canadians (51.1%) believe Trudeau has the qualities of a good political leader (the week prior to this it was 53.2%), while 40.8 per cent (basically the same as the week before) believe Scheer has the qualities of a good political leader.

One in three (35.8%) say Jagmeet Singh has the qualities of a good political leader, while 35.1 per cent believe the same about May. One in seven (15.7%) said Martine Ouellet has the qualities of a good political leader (Quebec only).

Asked whether they would consider voting for each of the federal parties, 46.3 per cent of Canadians say they would consider voting Conservative while 44.6 per cent would consider voting Liberal.

Four in 10 (40.5%) would consider voting NDP while 27.1 per cent and 29.2 per cent of Canadians would consider voting for the BQ and Green parties, respectively.