WHAT’S turning voters away from the federal Liberals?
The latest (January 19) Nanos federal ballot tracking has the Liberals at 37.9 per cent support and the Conservatives at 34.4 per cent.
The NDP has 17.3 per cent support, followed by the Bloc Quebecois at 3.7 per cent and the Greens at 6 per cent.
However, Justin Trudeau remains in first place as the preferred choice as Prime Minister by a wide margin.
Nanos tracking has Trudeau as the preferred choice as PM at 43.1 per cent of Canadians, while Conservative Party Leader Andrew Scheer remains a distant second at 22.5%.
NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh is at only 8%, just ahead of Green Party Leader Elizabeth May who is at 5.9%. Eighteen per cent of Canadians were unsure who they preferred.
Asked whether they would consider voting for each of the federal parties, 53.1 per cent of Canadians say they would consider voting Liberal while 46.8 per cent would consider voting Conservative.
Four in 10 Canadians (34.8%) would consider voting NDP, while 28.6 per cent and 27.6 per cent of Canadians would consider voting for the BQ and Green parties, respectively.
Trudeau is also still far ahead of Scheer when it comes to qualities of a ‘Good Political Leader’: Trudeau is at 61.9 per cent, while Scheer is far behind at 36.9 per cent.
One in three Canadians (32%) say Jagmeet Singh has the qualities of a good political leader, while 34.7 per cent believe the same about May. One in four (27.3%) say BQ Leader Martine Ouellet has the qualities of a good political leader (Quebec only).