Gap between Liberals and Conservatives narrows

Justin Trudeau
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ALTHOUGH Justin Trudeau is still the preferred choice as  Prime Minister at 39.2 per cent of Canadians as compared to his nearest rival, Conservative Party Leader Andrew Scheer, who’s at 23.2 per cent, the gap between the Liberals and the Conservatives is now only 2.7 per cent.

The latest Nanos (March 9) has the Liberals at 35.8 per cent support (down 1.9 per cent from two weeks ago), followed by the Conservatives at 33.1 per cent (up 1.6 per cent from two weeks ago), the NDP at 19.3 per cent (support for the NDP has remained the same), the Bloc Quebcois (BQ) at 4.5 per cent and the Greens at 6.7 per cent.

Preferred Prime Minister: Trudeau – 39.2 per cent; Scheer – 23.2 per cent; NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh – 9.4%; Green Party Leader Elizabeth May – 5.9 per cent. Twenty per cent of Canadians were unsure who they preferred.
Asked whether they would consider voting for each of the federal parties, 52.1 per cent of Canadians say they would consider voting Liberal while 48.2 per cent would consider voting Conservative. Four in 10 (40.3%) would consider voting NDP while 30.3 per cent and 31.2 per cent of Canadians would consider voting for the BQ and Green parties, respectively.

Close to six in 10 Canadians (57.8%) believe Trudeau has the qualities of a good political leader while 38.8 per cent believe Scheer has the qualities of a good political leader. Almost four in 10 (38.3%) say Jagmeet Singh has the qualities of a good political leader, while 34.7 per cent believe the same about May. Three in 10 (29.2%) said BQ Leader Martine Ouellet has the qualities of a good political leader (Quebec only).