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Could Justin Trudeau lose the next election?

By Warren Kinsella      

For Justin Trudeau, the polls are not necessarily pointing towards oblivion. But some sort of a defeat, increasingly, looks possible.

A poll, in and of itself, is meaningless. The pollsters get stuff wrong. But when you put a bunch of them together, they start to tell a tale and the tale they tell should keep Prime Minister Justin Trudeau up at night, writes Warren Kinsella. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
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TORONTO—Could Justin Trudeau lose the next election? Well, sure he could. In strictly existential terms, you are always facing political death. The distance from hero to zero is very slight. Ask Kathleen Wynne. After Trudeau won big in 2015—after he came from a remote and distant perch in the House of Commons, from third place, to a first-place finish and a majority government—shell-shocked Tories could be seen walking around the Hill, muttering to themselves: “He’s good for eight

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