The latest weekly Nanos Party Power Index suggests the Liberals continue to score higher than the Conservatives. The Liberals scored 58 points out of 100 (near their one year high of 59 points) while the Conservatives scored 50 points, the New Democrats 48 points, the Green Party 31 points and the BQ 25 points (QC only).
On the preferred Prime Minister front both Trudeau and Harper are both trending up. Thirty four percent of Canadians prefer Trudeau as PM while 29 percent prefer Harper. Fifteen percent of Canadians said Mulcair was their preferred choice followed by May at five percent nationally.
Looking at the potential vote for each of the federal parties, when Canadians were asked independent questions for each, the Liberals registered the highest level of accessible voters at 57 percent, followed by the NDP at 44 percent, the Conservatives at 41 percent and the Green Party at 26 percent. The Liberals have set another 12 month high on this measure.
Readers should note that with more than 12 months of weekly tracking, Nanos is now calculating highs, lows and averages for the key Nanos tracking variables in the public domain. This will allow our subscribers and clients to better contextualize the data.