National Newswatch

Ballot – The latest Nanos federal ballot tracking has the Liberals at 41.8 per cent support, followed by the Conservatives at 29.0 per cent, the NDP at 18.8 percent, the BQ at 5.1 per cent and the Greens at 4.1 per cent.

Accessible Voters – Asked whether they would consider voting for each of the federal parties, 59.2 per cent of Canadians say they would consider voting Liberal while 46.1 per cent would consider voting Conservative.  More than four in ten Canadians (42.1%) would consider voting NDP while 37.2 per cent and 30.8 per cent would consider voting BQ or Green respectively.

Preferred Prime Minister – Nanos tracking has Trudeau as the preferred choice as PM at 46.9 per cent of Canadians followed by Ambrose (18.7%), Mulcair (10.7%) and May (5.4%).  Sixteen percent of Canadians were unsure who they preferred.

Qualities of a Good Political Leader – More than six of ten Canadians (64.5%) believe Trudeau has the qualities of a good political leader while  50.3 per cent believe Mulcair has the qualities of a good political leader.  Almost four in ten (38.8%) say Ambrose has the qualities of a good political leader, while 36.0 per cent believe the same about May. Nearly one in four (23.7%) said Martine Ouellet, the BQ leader, has the qualities of a good political leader (QC only).

Nanos Party Power Index – The Nanos Index which is a composite of a series of measures including ballot and leadership impressions has the Liberals with 61.6 points, the Conservatives 48.0 points, the NDP 45.3 points, the Greens 32.9 points and the BQ 25.6 points (QC only).

The full Nanos Research report is available here…

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