If public opinion polls are to be believed, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his Liberal Party face a tough figjht to retain power in this fall's federal election. (Justin Tang/Canadian Press)

Another poll spells bad news for Trudeau

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It seems like just yesterday (kinda) that Canada’s newly-elected prime minister, Justin Trudeau, was the talk of the political (and tabloid) world.

A young, handsome, photogenic family man, he had the gorgeous family to go with the hype and good looks.

Subject of of magazine pieces everywhere, he appeared bound for glory, carrying on in his father, Pierre’s, footsteps.

Of course, that was back in the fall of 2015 when he led the Liberal Party to victory over Stephen Harper’s Conservatives.

That was then.

This is now.

Trudeau and his Liberals face another election this fall.

The most recent public opinion poll shows Andrew Scheer’s Conservatives’ popularity running well ahead of Justin Trudeau’s Liberals. (Sean Kilpatrick/Canadian Press)

And, if public opinion polls are to be be believed, things are not looking especially good at the moment.

The latest poll, conducted earlier this month by Leger for The Canadian Press, suggests that Trudeau and the Liberals have sunk to a new low in voter popularity.

The poll found just 27 per cent of respondents said they would vote for Trudeau’s liberals.

That’s 13 points behind Andrew Scheer’s Conservatives, who had 40 per cent support, normally enough to win a majority government.

The Liberals led in only one province, Quebec, where they enjoy an eight-point lead–at 31 per cent–over the Conservatives and the Bloc Quebecois.

Nationally, the New Democrats polled at 12 per cent support, one point ahead of the Green party and nine points ahead of Maxime Bernier’s new People’s Party of Canada.

With files from CBC, Canadian Press, CTV, Global,

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8 comments on “Another poll spells bad news for Trudeau
  1. Naveed Haque says:

    well leger has always been in favour of the Cons. I would not bet on their accuracy. Nanos is more accurate, and puts the Cons at about 35 percent to the Liberals 32. And that is now. October will tell a different story.

  2. Frank says:

    “A young, handsome, photogenic family man, he had the gorgeous family to go with the hype and good looks”.

    Come on, would you ever describe a female politician in those terms? You would be tossed out on your arse. All you are providing is that Trudeau was elected by very shallow voters.

    Bizarre.

  3. Jose Padilla says:

    Charisma and circumstances will determine at the last minute who will be Canada’s next prime minister. No matter what I think, you think, or they think, no even a poll. Nobody knows what will happen in October. It would be foolish to pretend to know the future. Those who laugh today will cry tomorrow.

  4. Dan Nguyen says:

    I am independent, but I still believe no one can beat Trudeau.
    Liberals will form another majority government after next election.

    • Minh Vo says:

      I am a liberal but I don’t think Trudeau has a chance.

      • Mike says:

        Liberalism is a disease…I’ve voted for him in 2015 and got tricked…
        We won’t get fooled again !
        No more, time to get cured Folks !

        Wishing everyone a Most Splendid Day ! And Victory in October !!!

        Much Obliged, Mike.

        • Naveed Haque says:

          Hi Mike, if Liberal is a disease…then Conservative is a pestilence and tsnami. Yes victory in October. For Liberals.

    • Naveed Haque says:

      well I think a majority liberal is a bit too ambitious. I say a minority for PM Justin.