➽ According to the latest Angus Reid poll, generally considered the most accurate, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau‘s approval rate dropped from a high of 63% in 2016 to 54%, a 9 point drop.
At the same time his disapproval rating went from 33% to 42%, a 9% hike. That’s a 18 point plummet in his numbers. The other two major polls also registered a similar drop in his popularity.
Despite these numbers, if an election were held tomorrow, its projected that he would win thanks to the disarray of the other two major parties. The newly elected conservative leader Andrew Sheer is still an unknown quantity to voters and will be so until he has had more time and exposure to the public. And with Tom Mulcair ready to step down, and a new leader yet to be selected, the NDP will remain in turmoil for awhile longer.
With the next election set to be in late 2019, there is still plenty of time for the Conservatives and NDP to expose their new leaders to the voters. Trudeau won’t be able to count on their current unknown quantity to boost his numbers by then, so its time to pull up your socks Mr. Prime Minister.