Conservative support in Ontario is up 7 points compared to the election, while the Liberals hold the lead over a resurgent Bloc Quebecois in Quebec.
A new Abacus Data poll shows the Liberals with a 4 point lead over the Conservatives nationwide, while their advantage in Ontario has been erased.
Here are some of the key numbers:
- Nationwide, the Liberals have 39%, the Conservatives 35%, the NDP 15%, and the Greens & Bloc 5% each.
- In Ontario, the Liberals and Conservatives are tied at 42%. The Liberals are down 9 points in a month in that province.
- In Quebec, the Liberals lead the Bloc 44% to 23%, while the Conservatives and NDP have 14% and 13% respectively. This is a big surge for the Bloc, who went from 13% to 23% in one month.
Wynne weighs down federal liberals
The poll shows Kathleen Wynne with a massive disapproval rating of 71%. The numbers are truly amazing:
- 53% of Ontarians strongly disapprove of the Wynne government.
- 18% somewhat disapprove.
- 16% are neutral.
- 11% somewhat disapprove.
- Just 1% strongly approve.
Among those who strongly disapprove of the Wynne government, the Conservatives lead by 28 points. This shows the importance of the Conservatives consistently linking the Trudeau government to the Wynne government. After all, the same policies that have caused so much damage in Ontario are the policies that Trudeau and Gerald Butts are trying to implement across the country.
That means more damage to the energy industry, higher taxes, more regulations, and a giant increase in debt. Making the connection between Wynne and Trudeau is essential to reducing Trudeau’s popularity.
Bad news for Jagmeet Singh
Coming in the wake of the Quebec byelection that saw the NDP vote collapse, the poll is bad news for Jagmeet Singh. Not only did the NDP not get a bump from their new leader, they actually lost support, falling from 17% to 15%.
While it’s still very early in his time as NDP leader, he’s not off to a good start.
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