As many as nine per cent of progressive voters could vote strategically in this close election potentially affecting the outcome in more than 100 ridings, says Innovative Research president Greg Lyle.
Liberal MP Ken Hardie says his team has set up get-out-the-vote ground operations in the riding to get all his supporters to the polling booths on election day.
This campaign is not defined by any overarching issue, and has become ‘personal’ and ‘ugly’ between Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer, says pollster and Ipsos president Darrell Bricker.
'Every pollster, any campaign strategist, everybody is watching the same thing which is how those ridings go,’ says Ipsos Public Affairs CEO Darrell Bricker.
Opposition leaders are likely to go after Justin Trudeau for his past use of blackface in the leaders' debates to come, which 'could get interesting,' says Greg Lyle, depending on how the Liberal leader reacts.
'They're worried. There’s no swagger, put it that way,’ says a Liberal MP to describe the morale of his caucus colleagues, and the party base.
The Daily Telegraph story 'shows how much of an international figure Trudeau has become,' says the senior reporter and editor who wrote a second story exploring the controversy on Sept. 21.
An Innovative Research poll suggested 26 per cent of Canadians say they experience discrimination in their daily life, and a plurality of them are Liberal Party supporters.