A recent poll conducted by Campaign Research consisting of 1590 participants has given us some insight into the thoughts of Canadians heading into the coming federal election in October.
The poll covered a variety of topics including what the most important quality was for a federal leader to have, as well as personal attributes and other qualities.
The poll found that the most important quality for a federal leader to have was to act with integrity, honesty, and trustworthiness, which polled out at 77%.
In terms of policy, “Being accountable to Canadian citizens” was most popular at 62% classifying that as “extremely important,” with another 29% saying it was “very important.”
On accountability to Canadians, Justin Trudeau scored the lowest out of the three leaders.
“Supporting the national carbon tax” was the least important policy, with 28% saying it’s not important, and 9% saying they didn’t know.
Only 18% considered the federal carbon tax as “extremely important,” with another 25% classifying it as “very important” as well as another 21% marking it as “Somewhat important,” meaning that at least 63% of those who participated in the poll consider the national carbon tax to be at least “Somewhat important” to them.
In terms of pipelines, the numbers show that 74% of those polled consider the building of oil pipelines to be at least “somewhat important.” (25% said it was “Extremely important,” with another 24% classifying it as “Very important.”) Only 19% of those polled said that building oil pipelines was “not important.
The poll also asked participants to rate each party leader as a candidate for Prime Minister with the choices being Excellent, Good, Fair, Poor, and Don’t Know.
Within the “Excellent” category, Trudeau just edged out Scheer by 1%, as he polled a total of 12%. Jagmeet Singh polled at only 4%.
Trudeau also lead in the “Poor” category, this time at a much higher 37%, the highest percentage of any category in this phase of questioning. Jagmeet polled out at 32%, and Scheer got 21%.
Despite nearly two out of five people rating Trudeau’s performance as a poor candidate for Prime Minister, he still led in the two important categories: Proven leadership ability, and representing Canada on the world stage.