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Ford’s Ontario cuts, drop in SNC-Lavalin media coverage, return of female support helping Libs, but it’s still a ‘coin toss,’ say pollsters  

By Abbas Rana      

If an election were held today, 'it's a coin toss,' says pollster Nik Nanos and it could either be a minority Liberal or a minority Conservative government.

Stuck in the middle with you: Ontario Premier Doug Ford, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer, picture. The Liberals are regaining the political ground they lost in the last few months. Still, pollsters stay if an election were held today, it could either be a Liberal or Conservative minority government. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

After weeks of attracting low support in national public opinion polls, the Liberals are starting to bounce back chiefly because of Ontario Premier Doug Ford government’s controversial cuts in social services, the dissipation of media coverage on SNC-Lavalin affair, closer scrutiny of Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer and the return of women support back to the Grits, say leading pollsters.

Abbas Rana

Abbas Rana is the assistant deputy editor of The Hill Times.
- arana@hilltimes.com


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