Conservatives maintain their lead over Liberals in latest Nanos federal tracking

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

THE latest Nanos federal ballot tracking (May 17) has the Conservatives at 35.9 per cent, followed by the Liberals at 30.6 per cent.

The NDP is at 14.2 percent, the Bloc Quebecois at 4 per cent, the Greens at 11.1 per cent and the People’s Party of Canada (PPC) at 1.1 per cent.

Asked whether they would consider voting for each of the federal parties, 47.1 per cent would consider voting Conservative, while 45.4 per cent of Canadians say they would consider voting Liberal.

Four in 10 (37.6%) would consider voting NDP, 36.3 per cent would consider voting Green, 8.5 per cent would consider voting for the People’s Party and 36 per cent would consider voting for the BQ (Quebec only).

Nanos tracking has Conservative Party Leader Andrew Scheer as the preferred choice as Prime Minister at 28.6 per cent of Canadians, followed by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (27.9%), Green Party Leader Elizabeth May (10%), NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh (6.8%) and PPC Leader Maxime Bernier (1.8%). Twenty-three per cent of Canadians were unsure whom they preferred.

Four in 10 Canadians (40.3%) believe Trudeau has the qualities of a good political leader while 39.6 per cent believe Scheer has the qualities of a good political leader.

Four in 10 (39.6%) believe May has the qualities of a good political leader, while 29.9 say the same about Jagmeet Singh. One in six (18.5%) believe Bernier has the qualities of a good political leader and 23.5 per cent said BQ Leader Yves-Fran├žois Blanchet has the qualities of a good political leader (Quebec only).