Liberals score highest on Nanos Index, as West drives negative trend for Tories
Published Tuesday, April 21, 2015 6:00PM EDT
Last Updated Wednesday, April 22, 2015 6:29AM EDT
With a negative trend continuing for the Conservatives, the importance of the budget looms large for the Tories as we get closer to a Fall federal election.
Of note, the slide in perceptions of the Conservatives has been the most dramatic in the Prairies and British Columbia. Also of note, the New Democrats continue to trend upward in the weekly index.
In the overall weekly Nanos Party Power Index, the Liberals continue to score the highest – 57 points out of a possible 100; followed by the New Democrats at 52 points; the Conservatives at 51 points; Green at 35 points and the BQ at 26 points (QC only).
As you may know, Nanos does internal ballot tracking every week. Based on the four week rolling average, the Liberals are at 34 per cent, the Conservatives at 29 per cent, the NDP at 25 per cent, the Greens at eight per cent and the BQ at four per cent. Please take note of the bonus chart in this specific release. Ballot preferences are part of the Nanos Party Power Index weekly tracking study.
The Nanos Party Power Index comprises a basket of political goods that includes ballot preferences, accessible voters, preferred PM views and evaluations of the leaders. It is modeled similar to a standard confidence index. It is a random telephone survey conducted with live agents, reaching out to Canadians through a land- and cell-line dual frame sample.
For the weekly preferred Prime Minister measure, Trudeau stands at 31 per cent followed by Harper at 29 per cent, Mulcair at 20 per cent, Elizabeth May at five per cent and 15 per cent were undecided.
Asked a series of independent questions as to whether they would consider or not consider voting for each of the federal parties, 52 per cent of Canadians would consider voting Liberal while 44 per cent would consider voting NDP, 40 per cent would consider voting Conservative and 31 per cent would consider voting for the Greens.