'Right now in Ontario provincially it's not a great time to be associated with the Liberal brand,' says pollster Nik Nanos, who says 'it's possible' that Ontario Liberal unpopularity is affecting federal polling numbers.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau hit the advanced polls in Ottawa on May 25 with wife Sophie Grégoire Trudeau and daughter Ella-Grace in tow ahead of the June 7 Ontario election. Some pollsters say his low Ontario polling numbers can be attributed to the unpopularity of the Ontario Liberals throughout the ongoing election campaign. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Ontarians’ dislike of the provincial Liberals is dragging down their federal counterparts, say some pollsters, but an increase in support for the Ontario NDP isn’t translating to a boost for the federal party.
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