Liberals 12 per cent ahead of Conservatives: Nanos weekly poll

Justin Trudeau
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THE latest Nanos federal ballot tracking has the Liberals at 42 per cent support, followed by the Conservatives at 30.1 per cent, the NDP at 15.9 percent, the Bloc Quebecois at 4.6 per cent and the Greens at 5.9 per cent.

Asked whether they would consider voting for each of the federal parties, 53.8 per cent of Canadians say they would consider voting Liberal while 44.3 per cent would consider voting Conservative. Four in 10 Canadians (38.4%) would consider voting NDP while 33.4 per cent and 28.1 per cent of Canadians would consider voting for the BQ and Green parties, respectively.

Nanos tracking has Trudeau as the preferred choice as Prime Minister at 47.8 per cent of Canadians followed by Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer (19.7%), NDP Leader Tom Mulcair (9.7%) and Green Party Leader Elizabeth May (3.7%). Eighteen per cent of Canadians were unsure who they preferred.

More than six in 10 Canadians (64.2%) believe Trudeau has the qualities of a good political leader while 48.5 per cent believe Mulcair has the qualities of a good political leader. More than one in three Canadians (37.5%) say Scheer has the qualities of a good political leader, while 35.8 per cent believe the same about May. One in four (24.7%) said BQ Leader Martine Ouellet has the qualities of a good political leader (Quebec only).

The Nanos Index which is a composite of a series of measures including ballot and leadership impressions has the Liberals with 60.1 points, the Conservatives 49.6 points, the NDP 44.3 points, the Greens 33 points and the BQ 27.1 points (QC only).