Conservatives ahead of Liberals, but … : Latest Nanos federal tracking

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

THE latest Nanos federal ballot tracking December 7) has the Conservatives at 34.8 per cent support, followed by the Liberals at 34.1 per cent, the NDP at 15.8 percent, the Bloc Quebecois at 3.1 per cent, the Greens at 8.2 per cent and the newly formed People’s Party of Canada (PPC) at 0.8 per cent.

However, when it comes to “Preferred Prime Minister” and “Qualities of a good political leader,” Justin Trudeau remains well ahead of Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer.

Nanos tracking has Trudeau as the preferred choice as PM at 35.8 per cent of Canadians followed by Scheer (25%), NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh (5.6%), Green Party Leader Elizabeth May (6%) and PPC Leader Maxime Bernier (2.1%). Twenty five per cent of Canadians were unsure whom they preferred.

More than half of Canadians (56.4%) believe Trudeau has the qualities of a good political leader while 42.5 per cent believe Scheer has the qualities of a good political leader. Close to three in 10 (29.7%) say Jagmeet Singh has the qualities of a good political leader, while 34.1 per cent believe the same about May. One in six (18.1%) believe Bernier has the qualities of a good political leader and 10.7 per cent say BQ Leader Mario Beaulieu has the qualities of a good political leader (Quebec only).

Asked whether they would consider voting for each of the federal parties, 47.1 per cent of Canadians say they would consider voting Liberal while 42.9 per cent would consider voting Conservative. One in three (36.7%) would consider voting NDP, 32.5 per cent would consider voting Green, 9.7 per cent would consider voting for the People’s Party and 27.6 per cent would consider voting for the BQ.

 

The Weekly Nanos Tracking is produced by the Nanos Research Corporation. A random telephone survey of 1,000 Canadians is accurate ±3.1 percentage points, plus or minus, 19 times out of 20.