The race between the Liberals and the Conservatives is narrowing, with upward momentum in favour of the Conservatives, Nanos Research has revealed.
According to the latest tracking, support for the Conservative Party has increased by 3.9 per cent between August 12th and August 20th.
“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.
The most recent survey shows Liberals still out 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.
“Prior to the election, many Canadians did not have a formed opinion of Erin O’Toole, were unsure about the Conservatives, and it looks like from the polling that his rollout of his plan of action for the country, and also his first week has helped move the Conservative numbers up.” said Nanos.
The NDP have 20.2 per cent ballot support, while the Green Party has decreased from 7.9 per cent to 4.3 per cent. The Bloc Quebecois’ ballot support sits at 6.1 per cent (down from 6.3 per cent) and the People’s Party of Canada has 2.1 per cent of ballot support, up from 1.9 per cent.
O’Toole has been somewhat of weak leader the past few months, remaining quiet and non-actioned on major conservative issues like lockdowns and vaccine passports.
However, his strategy of releasing the party platform early in the campaign seems to be paying off.
O’Toole needs to continue these tactics and further bring the fight to the Liberal Party by calling out the unconstitutional and draconian measures that Trudeau is proposing through mandatory vaccinations and vaccine passports.
As they say, “a week is a long time in politics”, and there are many in between now and September 20th.
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