Trudeau takes personal hit amid SNCLavalin controversy Leger poll for CP

first_imgOTTAWA — A recent survey conducted by polling firm Leger for The Canadian Press shows that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is taking a personal hit in the SNC-Lavalin controversy.In a question about which party leader would make the best prime minister, Justin Trudeau got the backing of 26 per cent of respondents, down seven points from when Leger conducted a similar poll in November 2018.Leger’s executive vice-president Christian Bourque says the firm’s latest poll is the first since the 2015 election that found the Conservatives ahead of the Liberals in Canadians’ party preferences, though the Tory lead falls within the margin of error.Leger found 36-per-cent support for the Tories in a question about federal voting intentions, against 34-per-cent support for the Liberals and 12 per cent for the NDP.The internet-based poll conducted from Feb. 15 to 19 involved 1,500 Canadian eligible voters who are 18 or older, randomly recruited through the firm’s online panel.The polling firm says no margin of error can be associated with a web panel but for comparative purposes, a probability sample of this size would have a margin of error of plus or minus 2.5 per cent, 19 times out of 20.The Canadian Presslast_img read more