New Year begins with Liberal surge: Nanos federal tracking

Justin Trudeau

THE latest Nanos federal ballot tracking (January 4) has the Liberals at 38.7 per cent support, followed by the Conservatives at 33.3 per cent, the NDP at 16.7 percent, the Bloc Quebecois  at 3 per cent, the Greens at 6 per cent and the People’s Party of Canada (PPC) at 1.4 per cent.

The survey has a margin of error of 3.1 percentage points.

Asked whether they would consider voting for each of the federal parties, 50 per cent of Canadians say they would consider voting Liberal, while 46.6 per cent would consider voting Conservative. Close to four in 10 (36.2%) would consider voting NDP, 28.2 per cent would consider voting Green, 12.4 per cent would consider voting for the PPC and 20.9 per cent would consider voting for the BQ.

Justin Trudeau remains the preferred choice as Prime Minister at 39.3 per cent of Canadians followed by Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer (23.5%), NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh (6.5%), Green Party Leader Elizabeth May (5.4%) and PPC Leader Maxime Bernier (3.9%). Twenty per cent of Canadians were unsure whom they preferred.

More than half of Canadians (56.6%) believe Trudeau has the qualities of a good political leader, while 43.6 per cent believe Scheer has the qualities of a good political leader. Close to three in 10 (29%) say Jagmeet Singh has the qualities of a good political leader, while 37.9 per cent believe the same about May. One in five (18.8%) believe Bernier has the qualities of a good political leader and 20.2 per cent say BQ Leader Mario Beaulieu has the qualities of a good political leader (Quebec only).

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