Nanos: ‘Full attack’ on O’Toole’s leadership
OTTAWA – The Conservatives’ continued infighting over whether Erin O’Toole should continue to lead the party is a signal to voters that the official Opposition Party is “not ready to rule”. Nik Nanos of Nanos Research said.
“If the story continues that the Conservatives are divided, they don’t have any chance of forming, for example, a majority government, or even a government… Because if one party doesn’t support it, for example. supporting its leader or a divided party, it’s essentially a big signal to the average voter that the party isn’t ready to take power,” said Nanos on the latest episode of CTV’s Trend Line podcast. News.
“So if the Conservatives want any chance of knocking out the Liberals, they have to be united and have a message,” said Nanos, suggesting that Conservatives “have a strong vision.” sure of each other”, should “determine who their enemies Are.”
“There is a fight for the heart and soul of the Conservative Party right now,” Nanos said of the latest divisions being exposed by the petition of ousted Conservative Senator Denise Batters called for a quick membership vote on the party’s direction. “It’s really a full-fledged attack on Erin O’Toole’s leadership.”
The latest question of O’Toole’s leadership comes as new poll data shows that the percentage of Canadians who consider O’Toole their preferred prime minister has taken a hit after the campaign, falling the most. among party leaders since the federal election.
The latest Prime Minister’s Preferred Ranking shows O’Toole tied with NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh with 20.7% of those surveyed saying they would be the top choice to lead the country. Support for O’Toole has dropped 6.8% since the 2021 election, while Singh’s is down 0.9%.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s preferred prime minister rating rose 0.7 percent.
Listen to full episodes of Trend Lines with CTVNews.ca’s Michael Still and Nanos Research’s Nik Nanos wherever you get your podcast, or by clicking on the video at the top of this article.