Trudeau and Liberals still on top in spite of continuing India visit controversies: Nanos poll

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau addresses the India Canada Business Session in New Delhi last month.
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PRIME Minister Justin Trudeau is still the preferred choice as PM by 40.4 per cent of Canadians – exactly the same as last week – according to the latest weekly Nanos federal tracking (ending March 2).

This shows that the India visit controversies that the opposition parties and the anti-Trudeau media went out of the way to sensationalize with distorted facts about a former Khalistani terrorist have not got them the results that they had so desperately wanted.

Conservative Party Leader Andrew Scheer is the preferred choice as PM by only 22.8 per cent of Canadians (last week’s figure was 22.1 percent).

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh is the preferred choice as PM of 8.6% of Canadians (last week’s figure was 9.5 per cent).

Green Party Leader Elizabeth May is the preferred choice as PM for 6.6 per cent of Canadians ( last week’s figure was 5.6 per cent).

Twenty per cent of Canadians were unsure who they preferred.

Six in 10 Canadians (60.2%) believe Trudeau has the qualities of a good political leader.

Only 36.8 per cent believe Scheer has the qualities of a good political leader.

Almost four in 10 (37.5%) say Jagmeet Singh has the qualities of a good political leader, while 34.4 per cent believe the same about May. One in four (27.4%) said BQ Leader Martine Ouellet has the qualities of a good political leader (Quebec only).

Support for the parties: The Liberals at 36.5 per cent, followed by the Conservatives at 32.7 per cent, the NDP at 19 percent, the Bloc Quebcois at 4 per cent and the Greens at 7.1 per cent.

(Last week’s numbers: Liberals – 37.7 per cent; Conservatives – 31.5 per cent; NDP – 19.2 per cent; BQ – 3.8 per cent; Green Party – 6.9 per cent.)

Asked whether they would consider voting for each of the federal parties, 53.1 per cent of Canadians say they would consider voting Liberal while 48 per cent would consider voting Conservative. Close to four in 10 (38.3%) would consider voting NDP, while 27.3 per cent and 31.7 per cent of Canadians would consider voting for the BQ and Green parties, respectively.

The survey is accurate plus or minus 3.1 percentage points.

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