Conservatives six points ahead of Liberals; Scheer ahead of Trudeau as preferred PM: Nanos federal tracking

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

THE latest Nanos federal ballot tracking (May 24) has the Conservatives at 34.8 per cent, followed by the Liberals at 29.2 per cent.

The NDP is at 15.6 percent, the Greens at 11.5 per cent, the Bloc Quebeois at 4.7 per cent and the People’s Party of Canada (PPC) at 1.6 per cent.

Asked whether they would consider voting for each of the federal parties, 46.1 per cent would consider voting Conservative, while 44.7 per cent of Canadians say they would consider voting Liberal.

Four in 10 (37.5%) Canadians would consider voting NDP, 35.9 per cent would consider voting Green, 8.9 per cent would consider voting for the People’s Party and 34.5 per cent would consider voting for the BQ.

Nanos tracking has Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer as the preferred choice as Prime Minister at 28.1 per cent of Canadians, followed by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (26.3%), Green Party Leader Elizabeth May (10.1%), NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh (7.6%) and PPC Leader Maxime Bernier (1.8%). Twenty-four per cent of Canadians were unsure whom they preferred.

Four in 10 Canadians (40.4%) believe Trudeau has the qualities of a good political leader while 38.2 per cent believe Scheer has the qualities of a good political leader.

Four in 10 Canadians (38.7%) believe May has the qualities of a good political leader, while 29.2 per cent say the same about Jagmeet Singh. One in six (17.3%) believe Bernier has the qualities of a good political leader, and 23.8 per cent said BQ Leader Yves-François Blanchet has the qualities of a good political leader (Quebec only).