There's a new poll out by Angus Reid:
“Ahead of September writ drop, Liberals claw back into close race with Conservatives.”
With only seven weeks until the October 21 federal election, that polling data doesn't sound too far off.
The Conservatives are at 36% and the Liberals are sitting at 32%. Then there's the NDP at 14% and the Greens are on track to have their best ever turnout at 9%. The second-ever Green MP was only recently elected in Nanaimo, taking a seat from the Liberals.
To be honest, it bothers me a bit that that this poll doesn’t mention Maxime Bernier's People’s Party by name. Support for the Bloc Quebecois at 4% — which means they have 17% support in Quebec. And then, they have “other”. Well, that’s Bernier, why not just say it?
But that's only the first part of the news.
The CPC are holding on to their voters, with 85% of Conservatives who voted for Harper saying they’ll vote for Scheer. I'm not surprised. But look at the Liberals — only 64% are voting for the Liberals again, they say. They’re disaffected.
And of the 36% who say they're leaving the Liberals, they're split pretty evenly between the Conservatives and the NDP, with a big chunk going to the Greens.
As for Trudeau, our Liberal Prime Minister is taking the biggest hit on the personal favourability metric in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta. Only one in five people say that they like him.
But Justin's not the only leader with a disapproval rating.
TONIGHT we'll take a closer look at different demographics from Baby Boomer women to young men and bring in a Rasmussen poll to back up the bad news for Trudeau that a significant number of Canadians don't care for him in the least.
NEXT: Senior Political Columnist Lorne Gunter of the Edmonton Sun joins me to talk more about the favourability ratings of each of the federal party leaders.
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