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More parties, more polls, and voter ‘malaise’: tracking 2019 trickier, pollsters say

By Samantha Wright Allen      

'People are waiting, they’re more and more strategic about their vote as well, so we feel like that last weekend is becoming extremely important,' says Léger’s Christian Bourque.

Pollsters have more to consider in this election with six federal parties in the mix. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, left, Conservative Party Leader Andrew Scheer, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh, Green Party Leader Elizabeth May, People's Party Leader Maxime Bernier, and Bloc Québécois Leader Yves-Francois Blanchet. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade and Cynthia Münster

With more parties in the mix, voter ‘malaise,’ and a tight race among the top-two, pollsters are bringing new approaches to 2019 as they try to keep up with trends during a breakneck 40-day campaign they say will be more challenging than the last one. 

Samantha Wright Allen

Samantha Wright Allen is a reporter for The Hill Times.
- swallen@hilltimes.com


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