Aug 23, 2021
By Christine Ross
The Liberals have seized a double-digit lead in the Greater Toronto Area as the federal election campaign enters its second week.
A new poll by Mainstreet Research finds Justin Trudeau’s Liberals have 43 percent support, Conservatives led by Erin O’Toole second with 29 per cent and Jagmeet Singh’s NDP with 20 per cent.
The People’s Party of Canada and the Green Party were well behind at five and three per cent, respectively.
Support for the Liberals was the highest in Toronto (49.9 %)
and York Region ( 49 %) while the Conservatives fared better in Dufferin Simcoe ( 48.2%) and Erin O’Toole’s home base of Durham Region (39.6 per cent).
NDP support was the highest in Hamilton (25.1 %) where the party was in second place behind the Liberals.
“So far Justin Trudeau has not given any indication as to why he called a federal election during a pandemic,” said Mainstreet VP Joseph Angolono who says many still think it’s the wrong time for a federal election.
The survey was done between August 18th and the 21st.