SNC-Lavalin may not be a ballot box winner for Scheer - 2019-08-22

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F253.png SNC-Lavalin may not be a ballot box winner for Scheer August 22, 2019, Philippe J. Fournier, Macleans

If the Conservative Party of Canada had any intentions of going in the next federal campaign head-first with the SNC-Lavalin issue as a top ballot question, maybe they should take a look at the latest federal polls. It appears this story, in the short-term at least, has had little-to-no effect on voting intentions according to three brand new polls from major Canadian firms.

On Tuesday, a Ipsos/Global News poll revealed that the two main parties were only two points apart—a statistical tie—with a slight edge going to the Conservatives with 35 per cent. However, it was the first poll released whose field date occurred after the publication of the ethics commissioner's report. Therefore, according to Ipsos, voters seemed rather unmoved by the new revelations. (It is worth noting that back in March, at the height of the SNC controversy, Ipsos had the Conservative in the lead by double digits.)

Two new federal polls were published on Wednesday from Léger/The Canadian Press and Abacus Data, and both seem to confirm these trends.

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{{cite news | first = Philippe J. | last = Fournier | title = SNC-Lavalin may not be a ballot box winner for Scheer | url = https://www.macleans.ca/politics/ottawa/snc-lavalin-may-not-be-a-ballot-box-winner-for-scheer/ | work = Macleans | date = August 22, 2019 | accessdate = August 23, 2019 }}