The latest polls heading into Labour Day weekend show that Conservative Leader, Erin O’Toole, could be on course to becoming Canada’s next Prime Minister.
Speaking on CTV News’s “Trend Line” show, Nik Nanos – Head of Nanos Research in Ottawa – discussed the national numbers indicating that O’Toole is rapidly rising in the polls while Justin Trudeau is falling heavily.
“Looking at the trend, Erin O’Toole is shaping up to be a political freight train”, said Nanos.
According to the latest CTV News/Nanos poll tracker, the Conservative Party currently leads public opnion polls with 35.7%, compared to the Liberal Party on 30.7% and the NDP on 18.3%.
Nanos explained that the CPC have continually gained ground with Canadian voters while Trudeau and the Liberal Party have “not done anything to reverse the trends”.
“I think what the Liberals have to hope for is that, somehow, Erin O’Toole or the Conservative campaign makes some sort of mistake to stop the gains they have been making over the last number of days”.
The numbers are also devastating for Trudeau regarding his personal brand. Polling that concluded on September 2nd also revealed that O’Toole is favoured by 31.1% of Canadians to be Prime Minister, compared to Trudeau at 27.3% and Singh at 19.6%.
“We can sum it up like this,” concluded Nanos. “There’s no good news for the Liberals anywhere…The O’Toole conservatives have the momentum…and perhaps Erin O’Toole could be the next Prime Minister of Canada.”
This will be music to the ears of conservatives across the country. Even if O’Toole wasn’t your first choice of candidate to lead the CPC, or even if you are a PPC supporter, everyone will be delighted to know that Trudeau’s days as Prime Minister could be coming to an end.
However, in the day and age of dirty politics, and seeing the previous slur campaigns that the Liberal Party have already used in this campaign, don’t be surprised to see a monumental dirt bomb thrown by Trudeau in the coming days in a desperate attempt to persuade Canadians to vote for him.
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