Why the Conservative campaign is about to get uglier - 2019-10-01
The latest poll numbers are in, and they suggest that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Brownface/Blackface shame hasn't dimmed Liberal electoral prospects all that much. Well, maybe. It depends which polls you believe.
Angus Reid, which can't be blamed for being Liberal friendly, polled Canadians in the aftermath of the Brownface/Blackface controversy. According to them, the Libs have lost some ground to the Greens and NDP among young voters. But among voters who identify as racialized, the Grits still hold a slight lead over the Conservatives. Moreover, Angus Reid reports that Liberal party leader Trudeau has not given up any ground to Conservative Party leader Andrew Scheer on the question of who voters prefer to be prime minister.
Also, the Grits still hold a 12-point lead in Quebec, while Scheer's personal popularity overall appears to have remained static.