Conservatives still ahead of Liberals – and Trudeau still ahead of Scheer as preferred PM

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

THE latest Nanos federal ballot tracking (March 15) has the Conservatives at 35.5 per cent, followed by the Liberals at 32.6 per cent, the NDP at 19.9 percent, the Bloc Quebecois at 3.2 per cent, the Greens at 7.7 per cent and the People’s Party of Canada (PPC) at 0.5 per cent.

Asked whether they would consider voting for each of the federal parties, 47.2 per cent of Canadians say they would consider voting Liberal while 46.3 per cent would consider voting Conservative. Four in 10 (39.6%) would consider voting NDP, 31.8 per cent would consider voting Green, 10 per cent would consider voting for the People’s Party and 26.5 per cent would consider voting for the BQ.

Nanos tracking has Justin Trudeau as the preferred choice as Prime Minister at 30.3 per cent of Canadians followed by Conservative Party Leader Andrew Scheer (27.3%), NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh (8.9%), Green Party Leader Elizabeth May (7.2%) and PPC Leader Maxime Bernier (2.8%). Twenty-two per cent of Canadians were unsure whom they preferred.

Fewer than half of Canadians (46.9%) believe Trudeau has the qualities of a good political leader, while 41.1 per cent believe Scheer has the qualities of a good political leader. Three in 10 (30.8%) say Jagmeet Singh has the qualities of a good political leader, while 36.4 per cent believe the same about May. One in six (18.4%) believe Bernier has the qualities of a good political leader and 25.7 per cent said BQ Leader Yves-Fran├žois Blanchet has the qualities of a good political leader (Quebec only).