It’s poll night! This one from Leger looks at the party’s standing and leadership.. and this gives a hint as to why the Conservative Party, or the Prime Minister’s Office rather (actually, scratch that, they’re both acting as the same thing, which the PMO should not be doing, by the way, if tradition was being upheld) is desperate for this contrived scandal they’ve made to stick to Trudeau. I love the first line of the story in the Gazette, which I did in my title and will highlight for you once more, because I like reading it so much:
A new poll shows the federal Liberals continue to pound the Conservatives, with Canadians saying for the first time leader Justin Trudeau would make a better prime minister then Stephen Harper. According to a new Léger Marketing poll, 27 per cent of Canadians now think Trudeau would be a better prime minister than Harper, who has a score of 23 per cent. New Democratic Party Leader Thomas Mulcair is seen as the best prime minister by 14 per cent.
They also took a party poll, and of course, this means what would have happened this week, not 2 years from now when the election rolls around, but again, would the PMO be flinging mud around if it weren’t a tad scared of the leader of the 3rd party in the House? No way:
With distribution of the undecided vote, the Liberals now stand at 37 per cent in the polls — up seven percentage points from March — followed by the Conservatives at 29 per cent — down two from March — and the NDP at 21 per cent — down three points from March. Green Party support is pegged at eight per cent — the same as in March. The Liberals are ahead in Quebec alone, too. Support is pegged at 46 per cent among decided voters, compared with 26 per cent for the NDP and eight per cent for the Conservatives. Support for the Bloc Québécois is 15 per cent.
What other goodies? How about the dissatisfaction level with the Conservatives reaching 61%? Also, I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention the poll on the Senate’s fate. Here, a narrow plurality want it abolished to reformed – but it’s close – 32% abolition, 29% reform.
Anyhow, it’s obvious that the PMO needs to try harder at the smear game.