Liberals ahead, but trending down after release of budget: Nanos tracking
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrives to speak to the media after participating in a roundtable discussion on employment insurance in Calgary, Alta., Tuesday, March 29, 2016.(Jeff McIntosh / THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Published Wednesday, March 30, 2016 10:12AM EDT
The Liberals score highest compared to the other federal parties, but are trending downwards following the release of their first budget, according to the latest Nanos Research weekly tracking.
The tracking, released on Wednesday, shows the Liberals score 63.1 points out of a possible 100 on the Nanos Party Power Index. Last week, the Liberals scored 64.1 points.
The Nanos Party Power Index is a composite score of a series of measures including ballot preferences and impressions of each of the federal leaders.
According to the tracking, the NDP scored 49.0 points on the Nanos Party Power Index, the Conservatives scored 46.1 points, the Green Party scored 33.0 points, and the Bloc Quebecois scored 24.5 points.
When asked a series of questions for each federal party, 59.1 per cent of Canadians would consider voting Liberal, slightly down from last week (60.4 per cent).
The tracking also found that 45.3 per cent would consider the NDP, 41.8 per cent would consider the Conservatives, and 30.5 per cent of Canadians would consider voting for the Green Party.
The tracking is based on random telephone interviews with 1,000 Canadians, using a four week rolling average of 250 respondents each week, 18 years of age and over. The sample may be weighted by age and gender using the latest census information for Canada, and the sample is geographically stratified to be representative of Canada.
The current tracking is based on a four-week average of 1,000 Canadians ending March 24, 2016.
A random telephone survey of 1,000 Canadians is accurate +/- 3.1 percentage points, 19 times out of 20.