The latest poll published by EKOS Politics shows the Conservatives closing in on the Liberals when it comes to federal vote intention. 

According to the survey, the Conservatives are edging behind the Liberals by nearly one percentage point in support.

Researchers found that a total of 32% of Canadians indicated that they intend to vote Conservative in the upcoming federal election, while 33.3% said they would vote Liberal. The NDP trails behind with 20.1% of the vote. 

EKOS is a Canadian public opinion research firm based out of Ottawa, Ontario. Their daily survey was conducted over the phone between August 15-18, 2021. A random sample of 1,281 eligible voters were surveyed. 

The poll has a margin of error of +/- 2.7 percentage points, or 19 times out of 20.

Polls from earlier this week indicated a significant lead by the Liberals, despite the fact that Canadians have a desire for a change in the government. 

Earlier this week, a different poll by the Angus Reid Institute found that although Conservatives were behind in terms of voting intention, Canadians looked to the party as the best suited to manage Canada’s post-pandemic economy. 

Poll results indicate that 41% of voters think that Conservative Party Leader Erin O’Toole would be the best choice when it comes to handling Canada’s finances. 

“The Conservatives have been more concrete about their economic plans than the Liberals in the campaign’s early days. O’Toole’s party has promised to recover the one million jobs lost since the beginning of the pandemic within one year,” Angus Reid researchers wrote. 

When Liberal Party Leader Justin Trudeau was asked about the state of Canada’s economy including rising interest rates earlier this week, he told reporters that he doesn’t “think about monetary policy.”