A new public opinion survey shows support for the federals Liberals is dropping, which may be paying off for other-left-of centre parties.
With more than five months to go before the federal election Oct. 21, Angus Reid found in its latest survey 44 per cent of those who voted for Trudeau’s party in 2015 now disapprove of the Prime Minister and more than half either plan to vote for someone else, or are undecided.
The Conservative Party of Canada, led by Andrew Scheer, has a 13 point lead over the Liberals among decided or leaning voters if an election was held today, with 38 per cent in favour compared to 25 per cent for the Liberals.
The New Democratic Party is third at 18 per cent and the Green Party picked up three points among decided voters and received 11 per cent support.
Green leader Elizabeth May, the MP for the Saanich-Gulf Islands riding, has the highest approval rating of all leaders at 45 per cent.
May is the only leader whose approval is higher than those who disapprove, while Scheer has 40 per cent approval, 34 per cent for NDP leader Jagmeet Singh and 28 per cent for Trudeau.
Angus Reid says “fueling the Green surge – and bolstering the NDP outside of Quebec, where it is weakest – are disaffected former Liberal voters.”
The CPC leads for support among voters in all regions, except Quebec.
Thirty-nine per cent of British Columbians say they are leaning conservative, followed by the NDP at 29 per cent.
Angus Reid says the survey found Canadians identified environmental issues at the top of the list of high priorities, followed by health care and the deficit.