OTTAWA – POLITICS – In the weekly Nanos Party Power Index which is a basket of political good rolling up ballot preferences, leadership and accessible voters, the federal Liberals continue to score better on the index (58 points out of 100) compared to the Conservatives (50 points), the NDP (48 points), the Green Party (32 points) and the BQ (27 points – QC only).
Of note, the Liberals have hit a new 12 month high in accessible voters. Asked independent questions for each federal political party, 57 percent of Canadians would consider voting for the federal Liberals, 44 percent would consider voting for the NDP, 41 percent would consider voting for the Conservatives and 26 percent would consider voting for the Green Party.
Trudeau has hit a 12 month high on the preferred Prime Minister measure. Thirty four percent of Canadian prefer Trudeau as PM followed by Harper at 28 percent, Mulcair at 15 percent and May at 6 percent.
When asked independent questions for each of the leaders on whether they had the qualities of a good political leader, Harper is up from 50 percent at the beginning of August to 55 percent currently trending up over the past four weeks. Over the same period Trudeau has also improved his scores on this measure from 52 percent to 57 percent.