Latest poll shows Conservative lead widening over Liberals

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If the most recent poll is to be believed, the Conservatives under Andrew Scheer’s have the most support among decided and leaning voters as a majority of respondents expressed disapproval of Justin Trudeau’s performance as prime minister.

Forty-two per cent of decided and leaning voters said they support the Conservative Party, according to the latest federal “horse race” poll by Forum Research. That compares with 29 per cent who intend to vote for the governing Liberals, and 12 per cent who support the New Democratic Party.

Nine per cent said they would vote Green, the poll found, while 6 per cent support the Bloc Québécois and 2 per cent would vote for Maxime Bernier’s People’s Party.

The poll involved a random sampling of 1,634 Canadian adults who responded to an interactive phone survey from April 3 to 6. The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 3 per cent, 19 times out of 20.

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At the same time, 60 per cent of respondents to the latest poll said they disapprove of Trudeau’s job performance as prime minister, while more than half — 57 per cent — said Canada is either “much worse” or “a bit worse” than in 2015, when the Liberal government came to power.

The poll found that 28 per cent said the economy is the most important topic for the coming election, followed by 21 per cent who said it’s the environment. Respondents who said they intend to vote Liberal, NDP or Green were more likely to place the environment as the top issue, the poll found.

A lot could change between now and election day, but with poll after poll indicating a pronounced shift in mood against the Liberals and in favour of the Conservatives, it leaves its leader Andrew Scheer with something to smile about. -CINEWS

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