TORONTO — On the eve of the 44th Canadian federal election, the race between the Liberals and Conservatives remains very close, while Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau maintains his slight advantage over Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole when it comes to preferred prime minister.
In a one-day sample of 800 Canadians performed by Nanos Research for CTV News and The Globe and Mail, the Liberals are at 32.4 per cent, while the Conservatives trail close behind at 31.2 per cent.
The NDP remain in third place at 17.5 per cent, while the Bloc Quebecois sits at 7.5 per cent.
The People’s Party of Canada (PPC) is in fifth place at 6.6 per cent and the Green Party is in sixth place, with 4.5 per cent support.
Meanwhile, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau holds the lead for preferred prime minister, with 31.1 per cent support. Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole has 27.5 per cent support for preferred prime minister while NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh is in third, with 19.8 per cent.
Nano Research conducted all of the interviews for this survey on Sunday and released them late Sunday night.
A national dual-frame (land+cell) random telephone survey is conducted nightly by Nanos Research throughout the campaign using live agents. Each evening a new group of 400 eligible voters are interviewed (800 on September 19th). The daily tracking figures are based on a three-day rolling sample comprised of 1,600 interviews. To update the tracking a new day of interviewing is added and the oldest day dropped. The margin of error for a survey of 1,600 respondents is ±2.4 percentage points, 19 times out of 20.
September 19th tracking is a standalone one-day random sample of 800 Canadians.