Polls Show Poilievre Dominating CPC Leadership Race
A new poll among Conservative voters found that Pierre Poilievre is the preferred choice to lead the Conservative Party of Canada.
The Leger poll found that 41 per cent of Conservative voters believe Poilievre would make the best leader. Jean Charest trails far behind is the second choice (10 per cent), followed by Peter MacKay (nine per cent), Patrick Brown (three per cent), and Leslyn Lewis (two per cent). Thirty-three per cent were undecided or preferred not to answer.
“At this stage of the game there is a lot of dynamic and potential for movement,” said Andrew Enns, executive vice-president at Leger’s Winnipeg office. “But, certainly right now Pierre Poilievre is the front-runner.”
The poll also found that Conservative voters believe Poilievre (41 per cent) would stand the best chance of winning against Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in the next election. Charest came in second again, with 14 per cent, followed by MacKay (10 per cent), Brown (four per cent), and Lewis (three per cent). Twenty-seven per cent were undecided or preferred not to answer.
Among all Canadian voters, 15 per cent believe Poilievre would make the best leader, followed by Charest (12 per cent), MacKay (10 per cent), Brown (three per cent), and Lewis (two per cent). Fifty-five per cent were undecided or preferred not to answer.