Rising fear over Trudeau’s massive budget deficits
A new poll shows that Andrew Scheer has quickly taken the lead on the key issue of who would be the best leader for the economy.
There is also rising fear over the budget deficits being run by the Trudeau government.
Here are some of the key results of the new Angus Reid Institute poll of 5,400 Canadians:
- Andrew Scheer is seen as the best leader to deal with the economy with 30%, vs Trudeau’s 25%.
- Justin Trudeau’s approval rating is 54%.
- The economy is the most important issue to Canadians, with 30% putting it at number 1.
- The deficit/government follows at 24%, with healthcare rounding out the top 3 with 23%.
The number of Canadians who say budget deficits are the most important issue has risen from 12% in December 2015, to 24% in June of 2017. Trudeau promised “small and temporary” deficits during the 2015 campaign, but has instead blown the budget wide open, with massive deficits projected as far as the eye can see.
Here are the current party standings:
- Liberal – 37%
- Conservative – 34%
- NDP – 17%
- Green Party – 6%
- Bloc – 4%
The Conservatives have their biggest leads in Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba. The Liberals lead in all other regions, though their margin in vote-rich Ontario is just 3%, far less than their margin in the 2015 election.
Canadians want a change in government
Within the poll, there is a big concern for the Trudeau government: More Canadians now want a change in government than want to maintain the status quo.
39% say it’s time for a change, 38% say it’s not time for a change, and 22% are not sure. That’s a sign of Canadians losing their patience with the Trudeau government, and creates a significant opportunity for the opposition.
Negative economic outlook
As I’ve said before, there is a huge gap between the government-approved economic numbers (which paint a picture of an improving economy), and the actual on-the-ground perceptions of Canadians.
The poll confirms that gap.
26% of Canadians say their standard of living is worse than 1 year ago, while only 14% say it’s getting better. The other 58% say it’s the same.
When it comes to future expectations, 25% say their standard of living will be worse in a years time, while 19% say it will be better. 51% think it won’t change.
This fits with the widely shared feeling that our economy is either stagnating or getting worse for most Canadians. Almost all of our economic growth is being concentrated in the hands of a few well-connected elites, leaving the vast majority of Canadians struggling.
Scheer faces challenges, but Trudeau has growing political weaknesses
Andrew Scheer still faces significant political challenges. The elites and establishment media are totally on Trudeau’s side, and their favourable coverage gives him a big approval rating boost. Trudeau also retains leads on the issues of foreign policy, healthcare, and the environment.
With that said, Trudeau is showing growing political weakness on the key issue of the economy. The fact that Scheer already has a lead over Trudeau on the top issue – especially as a new leader – is a sign that Canadians are deeply opposed to Trudeau’s economic agenda. The challenge for Scheer will be to consolidate and expand his advantage on the economy, while showing that Trudeau’s economic failures are related to his dangerous elitist & globalist approach on economic and environmental policy.
Of course, the pressure can’t just be put on Andrew Scheer and other opposition members.
Grassroots Canadians and independent media will also have to work to push back against the biased establishment media, and continue to spread the word about Trudeau’s corruption and dishonesty. That will be essential to taking back our country and ensuring Trudeau is defeated.
The elites want to hide their many failures behind political correctness, deception, and manipulation. We need to push back and spread the truth.
That’s why I write.
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