Singh’s popularity soars, but party fails to follow suit: Nanos

TORONTO – Over the course of the marketing campaign, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh’s private popularity has been steadily rising, but the identical can’t be stated for his party.

That’s in accordance to polling knowledge from Nanos Research, commissioned by InternetNews and The Globe and Mail, which noticed the NDP chief’s assist surge 10 factors from the start of September.

Pollster Nik Nanos stated Singh’s assist has grown from 36 per cent on Sept. 13 to 46 per cent on Oct. 8. in a survey asking respondents which party chief possesses the qualities of a great political chief.

“What the research clearly shows is that the one big winner on the brand front has actually been Jagmeet Singh,” he advised CTV’s Trend Line podcast on Wednesday.

You can subscribe to Trend Line with Nik Nanos and Michael Stittle on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, iHeartwork Radio and Spotify.

By comparability, Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer’s assist has hovered round 40 per cent all through the marketing campaign and at the moment sits at 42 per cent.

Green Party Leader Elizabeth May’s assist has fallen from 41 per cent at first of the marketing campaign to 36 per cent. Bloc Quebecois Leader Yves-Francois Blanchet enjoys 43 per cent assist whereas People’s Party of Canada Leader Maxime Bernier sits at 15 per cent on this survey.

The solely chief with extra popularity than Singh on this class is Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau who enjoys 48 per cent assist, a slight dip from the beginning of the marketing campaign when he had 51 per cent of assist.

“On the brand power, Singh is the big improver and Bernier is the loser,” Nanos stated.

Some of the NDP chief’s rise in popularity has been attributed to the way in which he responded to a number of racist confrontations on the marketing campaign path in addition to his efficiency on the first official English-language debate on Monday night time.

In reality, the day after the talk, throughout which Singh delivered plenty of well-received one-liners, massive crowds of younger supporters mobbed the NDP chief at Ryerson University in Toronto.

Among these surveyed by Nanos Research between the ages of 18 and 29, 56 per cent stated he has the qualities of a great chief.

The politician’s popularity amongst youthful generations appeared to be cemented when mega-popstar Rihanna adopted him on Instagram final week. Toronto rapper Drake additionally just lately briefly adopted Singh on the social media platform.

NDP continues to path

While Singh, himself, is rising within the polls, his party has failed to follow swimsuit.

Citing their newest nightly monitoring knowledge, Nanos stated the NDP have solely 13 per cent of assist, effectively behind the Liberals at 36 per cent and the Conservatives at 35 per cent.

“That same type of lift that we’ve seen for Jagmeet Singh’s personal brand has not occurred in the ballot box,” Nanos defined.

The Green Party continues to sit in fourth place with 9 per cent whereas the Bloc Quebecois and the PPC path behind at 5 per cent and 1 per cent assist, respectively.

In phrases of polling knowledge for most popular prime minister, Trudeau has a slight edge with 31.Eight per cent whereas Scheer has 30.four per cent. Singh acquired 10.9 per cent of assist adopted by May at 8.three per cent, Blanchet at 2.three per cent, and Bernier at 1.6 per cent.

With the Liberals and the Conservatives nonetheless duking it out for first place, Nanos stated the subsequent three days of the marketing campaign will likely be pivotal for the entire events forward of the Thanksgiving weekend. He stated the vacation weekend normally drives numbers in a specific path after households have a possibility to sit across the dinner desk and talk about the election.

“Trying to pivot the campaign next week is probably going to be a little too late,” he stated. “After people have their turkey and make a decision, I’m not sure if you’re going to be able to turn back the clock.”


The Nightly Nanos Election Tracking is produced by Nanos Research, InternetNews and the Globe and Mail. The knowledge is predicated on twin body (land + cell-lines) random phone interviews utilizing reside brokers of 1,200 Canadians utilizing a 3 night time rolling common of 400 respondents every night, 18 years of age and over.

The random pattern of 1,200 respondents could also be weighted by age and gender utilizing the most recent census info for Canada. The interviews are compiled into a 3 night time rolling common of 1,200 interviews, the place every night the oldest group of 400 interviews is dropped and a brand new group of 400 interviews is added.

A random phone survey of 1,200 Canadians is correct ±2.Eight proportion factors, plus or minus, 19 instances out of 20.

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