Race between Liberals and Conservatives remains close, during first phase of election
On Sunday eve, there was just a difference of 0.3 percent between Liberals and Conservatives.Author : Divyanshi Soni
The Canadian Federal Election has started at 7 pm EST. The statement by Elections Canada read, “Returning officers will start the verification checks on the morning of Tuesday, September 21, and it may take up to 24 hours to finish them, at which point the counting of local special ballots can begin. Therefore, some ridings may not start reporting results for local special ballots until Wednesday, September 22.”
In the 44th Canadian federal elections, the race between the Liberals and the Conservatives remains close. Reportedly, Justin Trudeau’s Liberals is enjoying a slight advantage as compare to Erin O’Toole’s Conservatives when it comes to the preferable Prime Minister of the country.
According to the statics shared by the Nanos Research, on Sunday, there was just a difference of 0.3 percent between Liberals and Conservatives. The Liberals were polling at 30.8 percent, a slight drop from the 31.3 percent they had in the previous day’s poll. The Conservatives were at 29.2 percent, slightly above the previous day’s poll 30.5 percent.
The New Democratic Party (NDP) was in third place with 17.5 percent and Bloc Quebecois is in fourth with 7.5 percent. The People’s Party of Canada (PPC) is in fifth and Green Party is in sixth with 6.6 and 4.5 percent respectively.
“The Liberals actually lost the popular vote in 2019. If it is a tie between the Liberals and the Conservatives on Election Day, the Liberals (are) winning more seats than the Conservatives,” the Nanos said.
Preferred Canadian Prime Minister:
According to the voters, Liberal leader Justin Trudeau is the first choice, 31.1 percent of Canadians want him as PM and Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole had 27.5 percent supporters, while NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh is in the third position with 19.8 percent.