Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Justin Trudeau's dropping approval ratings typical of past prime ministers


Justin Trudeau's approval ratings have dropped to their lowest level since he became prime minister, according to a new poll. But an analysis of the popularity of his predecessors suggests Trudeau's sliding numbers are typical of a prime minister roughly 15 months after taking office.

The survey, published by Forum Research for the Toronto Star, found Trudeau's approval rating sitting at 48 per cent, down three points since December and 10 points since November, with his disapproval rating increasing to 42 from 32 per cent two months ago.

Those are the worst numbers Forum — or any other pollster — has registered for Trudeau since he became prime minister.

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9 comments:

  1. Honestly though 1 0r 2% really isn't that big a move. Plus I'm wary of that pollster !!

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  2. Another point from the latest Nanos poll. For the first time since the beginning of the data set (Aug 2013), the Conservatives have a net positive for vote consider at +2 (47-45).

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  3. 1% or 2% who cares ?? Still has a substantial lead over the others

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    1. Peter,

      Justin's PMO needs to give the word C-U-M-U-L-A-T-I-V-E a wide berth. They should already know that they can't take re-election for granted.

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    2. I think a re3-read of the article may be in order; Justin's approval number dropped 10% from November and three points since December not one or two per cent.

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    3. Rom what do you think all this traveling is about?? Getting the public to fall for him without doing anything really political of course.

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  4. I will be taking all leadership polls with a grain of salt until the opposition parties also have leaders.

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  5. Will be good to know who he is running against, but it wouldn't hurt if he started actually delivering on election promises such as pot legalization and electoral reform. Lack of follow through definitely has me considering other options.

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    1. Electoral reform isn't going to happen-the Liberals are the biggest beneficiaries of First Past The Post and frankly marijuana legalisation is beginning to look doubtful as well.

      The Liberal approach is threefold: Strike a committee of experts to "design" or give input toward new law(s); Remove the sections from the criminal code that prohibit marijuana and write legislation to regulate the sale, consumption and use of marijuana. The last two processes must go through Parliamnet; three readings in the Senate and three in the House of Commons plus committee work during second reading in both houses. Trudeau is halfway through his mandate in terms of Parliament or legislative time. He only has five sittings left before the next election. Considering Bills often take more than one sitting sometimes an entire session, two or three sittings often more than a year he is running out of time.

      The expert panel reported back in November last year but, nothing has been heard since. With Donald Trump in the White House and the US border already becoming more guarded-what looked like a sure thing is becoming questionable. Bottom line: if they don't introduce legislation this Spring it likely will not happen this Parliament. I'm still hopeful but, the Government's track record is not encouraging.

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