Poll: Trudeau viewed as 'arrogant', 'dishonest', and 'corrupt'
A new Angus Reid poll revealed that a majority of Canadians disapprove of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's leadership over the past years.
According to a September 27 poll, 49% of respondents thought the prime minister was "arrogant". 39% of respondents said they thought Trudeau was "corrupt," while another 45% said they thought he was "dishonest."
Additionally, 37% of people surveyed believed Trudeau was charismatic, while 36% said he was weak.
On the other hand, 40% of Canadians said Conservative leader Pierre Poilievre was “arrogant.” Poilievre, however, has also been described as “strategic” alongside being called a “bully” and “dishonest.”
The survey had a random sample of 5,014 Canadians aged over 18 and was conducted from September 19 through September 22.
Between Trudeau and Poilievre, people voted differently based on each politician's policy approach to a topic. For example, Trudeau came out ahead of Poilievre, with 45% of the people finding him better suited, on issues such as preserving Canada’s place in the world.
Additionally, 44% of Canadians chose Trudeau to address climate change, and 39% chose him to oversee health care.
On the whole, though, most Canadians disapproved of the prime minister's performance. Only 40% of voters indicated they approved of Trudeau, compared to 56% who disapproved.
“Disapproval for Trudeau is much higher among men than women, with half of the men over the age of 34 – and more than two-in-five younger than that – saying they strongly disapprove of the Liberal leader. Women over the age of 54 are the most likely demographic to positively appraise Trudeau,” according to analysts.
Trudeau decreases in popularity in light of Freedom Convoy
As Canadians' rejection of COVID-19 mandates and vaccines escalates, so does their rejection of Justin Trudeau's Liberal Party.
This comes in light of the Freedom Convoy protests which blocked lively trade routes between Canada and the US, and following recent police crackdowns on the protestors, including over 100 arrests.
A poll conducted by Mainstreet Research conveyed this correlation, showing that support for the Conservative Party of Canada (CPC) has increased 10% within the past month - this entails that if elections in Canada were to be held today, the CPC would take the win.
The CPC would've collected 36% of the ballots, compared to only 28% for the Liberal Party, according to the survey as reported by Toronto99.
The poll was conducted just two days after Trudeau invoked Canada's Emergencies Act, which suspends civil liberties - a move to completely suppress the Freedom Convoy protests. The invocation authorized the government to freeze demonstrators' bank accounts without any court orders, and equated fundraising platforms for the protests with laws that prosecute money launderers and terrorist financiers.