TOM Mulcair, NDP Leader, and the New Democrats continue to do well on the Nanos Party Power Index being either near or at a 12-month high on most measures, according to Nanos Weekly Tracking (ending July 10).
The weekly tracking on the Nanos Party Power Index suggests that the NDP have the highest score on the Index. The NDP registered 56 points out of a possible 100 points while the Liberals registered 51 points, and the Conservatives 50 points. The Green Party of Canada scored 31 points while the Bloc Quebecois scored 32 points (Quebec only).
The Nanos Party Power Index comprises a basket of political goods that includes ballot preferences, accessible voters, preferred Prime Minister views and evaluations of the leaders. It is modeled similar to a standard confidence index. It is a random telephone survey conducted with live agents, reaching out to Canadians through a land- and cell-line dual frame sample.
Perceptions related to who Canadians would prefer as Prime Minister remain relatively tight between the three major federal party leaders. Twenty-eight per cent of Canadians said they preferred Mulcair as PM, followed by 26 per cent who said they preferred Harper and 25 per cent who said they preferred Trudeau.
Asked whether would consider or not consider voting for each of the federal parties in a series of independent questions, 53 per cent of Canadians would consider voting NDP (a new high for the NDP in the Nanos tracking), 44 per cent would consider voting Liberal, 42 per cent would consider voting Conservative, and 28 percent would consider voting Green. Thirty-five per cent of Quebecers would consider voting for the BQ.