Conservatives gaining more accessible voters.
A new Nanos poll shows that more Canadians are willing to consider voting Conservative than Liberal.
52.7% say they are willing to consider voting Conservative, while 49.8% are willing to vote Liberal.
Meanwhile, 40.6% are willing to consider the NDP. 27.8% say they would consider a vote for the Green party.
In terms of the top-line numbers, the Liberals are at 36.9%, while the Conservatives are at 36.6%. The NDP is at 17.8%, while the Greens are at 5.2%.
When it comes to who Canadians prefer as Prime Minister, 38.7% say Trudeau, while 27.7% say Scheer. Notably however, the gap between Trudeau and Scheer has been slowly narrowing. Over time, fewer and people say they prefer Trudeau, and more people say they prefer Scheer – though the movement in that direction has not been rapid.
The poll has even more bad news for Jagmeet Singh. A paltry 6.9% pick him as their top choice for PM, compared to 5.1% who pick May.
This Nanos poll shows two important things:
First, the Liberals are weakened compared to where they were in 2015.
And second, the Conservatives have an opportunity to win, but need Scheer to become more well-known and more popular to capitalize on that opportunity.
The closeness in both accessible voters and overall support makes it far more likely that the next campaign will be brutal, negative, and every vote and every seat will matter.
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