Andrew Scheer's personal numbers suggest he was part of the problem in October - 2019-12-04
Polls conducted during the last federal election campaign suggest that Scheer himself might be the problem. An analysis of data from recent campaigns shows no party leader has seen his or her personal approval rating during an election campaign worsen more than Scheer's did.
Between the beginning and the end of the recent campaign, Scheer's net approval rating (approval minus disapproval) decreased by an average of 10 points, according to polls conducted by Forum Research and Campaign Research. That's the biggest decrease in a major party leader's net rating in any of the last four federal election campaigns.
This chart compares changes in party leaders' approval ratings over the course of election campaigns. (CBC)