National Newswatch

Ballot – The latest Nanos federal ballot tracking has the Liberals at 39.5  per cent support, followed by the Conservatives at 29.4 per cent, the NDP at 16.9 percent, the BQ at 3.6 per cent, the Greens at 7.0 per cent and the newly formed People’s Party of Canada (PPC) at 1.4 per cent. Note: this is the second four week tracking wave for the PPC.

Accessible Voters – Asked whether they would consider voting for each of the federal parties, 51.7 per cent of Canadians say they would consider voting Liberal while 45.7 per cent would consider voting Conservative.  Roughly four in ten (38.7%) would consider voting NDP, 31.9 per cent would consider voting Green, 11.9 per cent would consider voting for the People’s Party and 28.9 per cent would consider voting for the BQ.

Preferred Prime Minister – Nanos tracking has Trudeau as the preferred choice as PM at 37.9 per cent of Canadians followed by Scheer (22.9%), Singh (7.5%), May (6.2%) and Bernier (2.5%).  Twenty one per cent of Canadians were unsure whom they preferred.

Qualities of a Good Political Leader – Almost six in ten Canadians (59.2%) believe Trudeau has the qualities of a good political leader while 41.0 per cent believe Scheer has the qualities of a good political leader.  One in three (35.3%) say Jagmeet Singh has the qualities of a good political leader, while 33.2 per cent believe the same about May. One in five (21.2%) believe Bernier has the qualities of a good political leader and one in five (22.1) said Beaulieu 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 57.8 points, the Conservatives 51.2 points, the NDP 42.9 points, the Greens 35.2 points, the People’s Party 27.8 points  and the BQ 34.6 points (QC only).

The full Nanos Research report is available here…

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