Angus Reid - the Pulse of the Nation, Lib Lead Widens a Smidge
Latest numbers from Angus Reid.
Good news for the Liberals. They still hold a 5 point lead over Erin O'Toole's Conservatives. It's a 35 to 30 per cent split, probably enough to give the Liberals a majority which, for Canadian democracy, is another failure, another false majority.
Better news. Climate change is the most important issue. It seems Canadians don't like breathing wildfire smoke or sweltering heat domes or droughts or floods or swarms of grasshoppers. The environment is a true "none of the above" issue.
On the economy, O'Toole has the edge although I can't imagine that this is pro-O'Toole rather than anti-Trudeau.
Of the ten core federal issues, Trudeau leads on just one - Covid 19. When Canadians were asked to name their three most critical issues, climate change was first followed by health care, Covid-19, the deficit and affordable housing.
As expected, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba are safely in the Conservative bag. The Libs have a commanding lead in Ontario, Quebec and Atlantic Canada. British Columbia is a toss up with the LPC holding on to a slim lead. Four out of five respondents claim to already know how they'll vote. Liberal voters are the least committed of the lot. Oh yeah, Singh's NDP are the "second choice" frontrunner.