National Newswatch

After a climb in their party index scores over the summer and early fall, the Liberals registered a decline for the second week in succession. Even with the decline the Liberals enjoy a score on the 100 point index stronger than the other federal parties. The Liberals scored 59 points out of 100 compared to the Conservatives who scored 52 points, the NDP 49 points, the Green Party 32 points and the BQ in Quebec 25 points.

On the preferred Prime Minister front the eight point gap last week is now a five point gap. Asked who they would prefer as Prime Minister, Trudeau was first at 35 per cent followed by Harper at 30 per cent, Mulcair at 17 per cent and May at four per cent.

Over the past two weeks the Conservative accessible vote pool has started to positively move but still trails both the Liberals and the New Democrats. Asked a series of independent questions, 58 per cent of Canadians would consider voting for the federal Liberals, 46 per cent would consider the NDP, 42 per cent would consider the Conservatives and 26 per cent would consider the Green Party of Canada.

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.

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