National Newswatch

Ballot – The latest Nanos federal ballot tracking has the Liberals at 36.5 per cent support, followed by the Conservatives at 33.10 per cent, the NDP at 20.8 percent, the BQ at 2.7 per cent and the Greens at 5.4 per cent.

Accessible Voters – Asked whether they would consider voting for each of the federal parties, 49.9 per cent of Canadians say they would consider voting Liberal while 46.7 per cent would consider voting Conservative.  More than four in ten (44.1%) would consider voting NDP while 21.8 per cent and 30.5 per cent of Canadians would consider voting for the BQ and Green parties respectively.

Preferred Prime Minister – Nanos tracking has Trudeau as the preferred choice as PM at 42.4 per cent of Canadians followed by Scheer (25.1%), Singh (7.5%) and May (4.5%).  Nineteen per cent of Canadians were unsure whom they preferred.

Qualities of a Good Political Leader – Six in ten Canadians (60.0%) believe Trudeau has the qualities of a good political leader while 42.2 per cent believe Scheer has the qualities of a good political leader.  More than one in three (37.3%) say Jagmeet Singh has the qualities of a good political leader, while 34.6 per cent believe the same about May. One in six (15.6%) said interim Bloc Quebecois leader Mario Beaulieu/former leader Martine Ouellet have the qualities of a good political leader (QC only). Note this is the second week in the tracking rotation for Mario Beaulieu, the interim leader of the Bloc Quebecois.

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 58.0 points, the Conservatives 52.7 points, the NDP 42.8 points, the Greens 33.5 points and the BQ 24.7 points (QC only).

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