Conservatives ahead of Liberals, but Trudeau ahead of Scheer

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

THE latest Nanos federal ballot tracking (April 18) has the Conservatives at 35.5 per cent, followed by the Liberals at 33 per cent. (Last week the Conservatives were at 35 per cent, and the Liberals at 34.1 per cent.)

The NDP is at 15.2 percent, the Bloc Quebecois at 4.7 per cent, the Greens at 8.4 per cent and the People’s Party of Canada (PPC) at 0.8 per cent.

Asked whether they would consider voting for each of the federal parties, 45.4 per cent would consider voting Liberal, while 45.2 per cent of Canadians say they would consider voting Conservative.  Four in 10 (37.1%) would consider voting NDP, 31 per cent would consider voting Green, 9.2 per cent would consider voting for the People’s Party and 38.5 per cent would consider voting for the BQ.

Nanos tracking has Justin Trudeau as the preferred choice as Prime Minister at 32.6 per cent of Canadians followed by Conservative Party Leader Andrew Scheer at 26.1%.

The others: NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh (8%), Green Party Leader Elizabeth May (7.7%) and PPC Leader Maxime Bernier (1.9%).  Twenty two per cent of Canadians were unsure whom they preferred.

Fewer than half of Canadians (44.3%) believe Trudeau has the qualities of a good political leader while 39 per cent believe Scheer has the qualities of a good political leader.  Three in 10 (29.6%) say Jagmeet Singh has the qualities of a good political leader, while 35.5 per cent believe the same about May. One in six (18.5%) believe Bernier has the qualities of a good political leader and 30.8 per cent said BQ Leader Yves-François Blanchet has the qualities of a good political leader (Quebec only).