NDP Leader would lose if byelection were held today in Burnaby South.
As leaders trying to displace the top two parties in Canada, Maxime Bernier and Jagmeet Singh now face challenges in their own ridings, according to a new Mainstreet Research poll.
The news is worst for Singh, who still doesn’t even have a seat in the House of Commons.
Singh – who lives in Ontario – is running in the B.C. riding of Burnaby South. According to the poll, 35.9% of respondents in Burnaby South say they will vote Liberal, 29.3% say they will vote Conservative, and 27.2% say they will vote for Singh.
A loss by Singh would be devastating for him, since his leadership is already being questioned amid horrible fundraising numbers and weak polls.
Bernier – the leader of the new People’s Party of Canada – is in a better position, but also trails in the Beauce riding. Conservative Party candidate Richard Lehoux leads there with 37.9%, with Bernier at 34.7%. That is within the margin of error, so it’s possible that Bernier trails by more, or has a narrow lead, but either way it shows that he will be in for a fight in his own riding, even as he tries to build a new political party.