A leading pollster has announced that according to recent surveying, the Conservative Party of Canada has taken the lead over Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Party.
Forum Research, a leading market and consumer research firm based in Toronto, published their findings yesterday, showing the CPC with a 31% lead compared to the Liberals with 28%, the NDP with 19% and the People’s Party of Canada with 5%.
Compared to 2019, this also shows a 3% drop in support for the Conservatives but a 5% drop for the Liberals.
Research from Ottawa-based pollsters, Nanos Research, also showed a similar story.
Just a note, Mainstreet had the following for their last Nova Scotia election poll:
The results this morning sit at:
— Polling Canada (@CanadianPolling) August 18, 2021
Their most recent survey shows the Liberals still out in front with 34.2 per cent ballot support, but with the Conservatives inching closer to their lead; now with 32.3 per cent ballot support.
“It’s gone from a double-digit advantage, to a single-digit advantage, to now a horse race between the Conservatives and the Liberals,” Nik Nanos, founder at Nanos Research, told CTV News Channel.
This will be music to the ears of Erin O’Toole in his first week of the campaign.
What started off as a very weak campaign has now gathered momentum for the CPC, and Justin Trudeau appears to be on the back foot. Trudeau is already facing criticism for calling an election during the fourth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, and also facing criticism for campaigning while not releasing a party platform (which O’Toole did on Day 2).
Most polls still show the Liberal Party leading the race, but it has certainly been a week to remember for the CPC and hopefully this momentum will continue.
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