OTTAWA, Ontario (LifeSiteNews) — A new poll has revealed that most Canadians believe Prime Minister Justin Trudeau should step down as Liberal Party leader before the next election, but this may not be the victory which conservatives hope it to be.
According to October 18 research by the Angus Reid Institute, the majority of Canadians, including 41 percent of Liberal voters, would prefer that Trudeau step down as the Liberal Party of Canada leader before the next federal election.
“The decline of Trudeau over the last 6 months has been spectacular,” Angus Reid, chairman and founder of the Angus Reid Institute posted on X, formerly known as Twitter. “Now his base is quickly eroding. 40% of those who supported him in last election say he should step down before the next one.”
The decline of Trudeau over the last 6 months has been spectacular. Now his base is quickly eroding. 40% of those who supported him in last election say he should step down before the next one. https://t.co/4BZCEL58Ol
— Angus Reid (@AngusReid) October 18, 2023
The poll showed that 57 percent of Canadians believe Trudeau should step down before the next federal election while only 28 percent support Trudeau staying on as Liberal leader.
The results from each party reveal that 82 percent of Conservative voters want Trudeau to step down, 51 percent of Bloc Québécois voters think he should step down, and 47 percent of New Democratic Party (NDP) voters want Trudeau removed.
Similarly, support within the Liberal Party has dwindled with only 44 percent of 2021 Liberal voters desiring Trudeau to remain leader while 41 percent believe that he should step down.
Additionally, many former Liberal supporters revealed they would vote differently, with only 62 percent of those who voted Liberal in 2021 saying they would vote for the Liberals now. 16 percent of these have moved to support NDP, and 10 percent have moved to support the Conservatives.
Electing a new leader to restore the Liberal Party’s reputation
There is no doubt that Trudeau has fallen out of favor with Canadians. At the same time, Conservative Party leader Pierre Poilievre has been gaining momentum.
The poll revealed that the Conservatives would easily take home a victory, if the election was held today, holding 39 percent of the support, while Liberals would only earn 28 percent of the vote. According to polling data, 21 percent of voters would choose NDP, while the Bloc Québécois would receive 28 percent of the Quebec vote – 7 percent nationally.
Additionally, Poilievre is leading as Canadians’ preferred prime minister polling at 30 percent, a significant lead over Trudeau’s 16 percent and NDP leader Jagmeet Singh’s 15 percent.
However, the next federal election is not scheduled until October 2025, giving the Liberal Party ample time to elect a new leader to restore their party’s reputation.
Jack Fonseca of Campaign Life Coalition told LifeSiteNews that he is “pumped about the continuing downward spiral of Trudeau’s approval rating, and in the number of Canadians who want him to step down as Leader! Trudeau is the worst Prime Minister in Canadian history, by far, and the list of reasons why voters despise him is exceedingly long.”
However, he warned, “The push, even by Liberals, to replace Trudeau as leader, could be a plan to try saving the Party in the next election by installing a new Liberal boss who doesn’t carry Justin’s baggage.”
“Back-room operatives may be hoping that Canadians will pin all the blame for their diminished quality of life, and deteriorated constitutional rights, solely on Trudeau, and thereby, re-elect the Liberals under a fresh new leader,” he continued.
According to the Angus Reid poll, the most popular choice for Trudeau’s replacement is Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland.
However, Freeland’s popularity has also taken a fall after she was discovered to come from a family with professional ties to Adolf Hitler’s Nazi Party as well as having connections to infamous globalist oligarch George Soros.
Another leadership candidate that has been suggested is Mark Carney, former governor of both the Bank of Canada and the Bank of England. While his impressive work experience certainly raises him in the estimation of Canadians, especially compared to Trudeau’s pre-political career, which consisted of being a drama teacher, Carney is not dissimilar to Trudeau in terms of policies.
In fact, Carney has been a long-time supporter of the globalist agenda, including promoting the United Nation’s energy regulations. In January 2023, he attended the World Economic Forum’s meeting in Davos, Switzerland.
However, Carney has not announced his intention to run against Trudeau or given any clear indication that he intends to do so, instead leaving it to mainstream media to paint him as a potential savior of the Liberal Party.
Last month, the National Post published an opinion piece pointing out Trudeau’s popularity decline and offering Carney as a potential replacement. The article highlighted Carney’s recent speech in Ottawa wherein he offered solutions to restore Canada’s economy, and “switched seamlessly between English and French, as any good federal leader would.”
“We need to build as a country, not as a government, but as a people,” Carney declared.
“What would Carney bring to the table?” the article questioned. “He would appeal to both the party’s progressive and business wings. He would be a foil for Conservative leader Pierre Poilievre on climate change and a formidable adversary on economics; Carney is currently the UN Special Envoy on Climate Action and Finance and ran both the Bank of Canada and the Bank of England. He would appeal to Red Tories who cringe at the pro-Convoy and anti-WEF rhetoric that still gets the Conservative rank and file excited.”
While Trudeau may be taking the blame for the Liberal Party’s policies, he is only the face of a party dedicated to implementing the globalist agenda in Canada. Although it is true that Trudeau’s political mistakes, such as having an actual Nazis welcomed into Parliament, have caused his popularity to wane, the social and economic policies are not his own, but those of the entire Liberal party.
Replacing Trudeau would likely not be to the party’s detriment, but on the contrary, could give the Liberal Party a scapegoat to blame for their failures. By replacing Trudeau with a well-known Canadian such as Carney, the Liberals could stand a much higher chance at winning the next election.
However, Fonseca remains hopeful that, “Even someone like Mark Carney, who strategically distanced himself from government for some time in order to make a future bid for Leadership, would not be able to compete with Pierre Poilievre’s name recognition and favorability amongst Canadians, which is growing steadily.”
Fonseca believes that the only way the Liberals will win the next election is by voter fraud.
“Unfortunately, Canadians cannot rely on Elections Canada to prevent this fraud and foreign interference, since they have proven time and again, that they are Liberal Party hacks who work to give advantage to Liberals, and to come down on Conservatives,” he concluded.