A new poll by Leger released on Tuesday reveals a sharp decline in support for Liberal Party Leader Justin Trudeau. 

As Canadians near the halfway point of the 2021 election campaign, more and more people are expressing dissatisfaction with Trudeau and the Liberals.

Leger found that over the past week, 41% of Canadians reported that their opinion of the Liberal leader has deteriorated. Additionally, 56% of Canadians expressed that they were dissatisfied with the Liberal government.

The growing dissatisfaction shows an increase of 5% since Leger’s last survey on August 17, 2021. 

According to Leger, the survey was conducted only from August 27, 2021 to August 30, 2021. A total of 2,005 Canadians responded to the poll. A similar probability sample would have a margin of error of ±2.18%, 19 times out of 20.

With regard to federal voting intentions, the Liberals have been steadily falling behind the leading Conservatives despite having a clear advantage prior to the election being call. 

The Leger poll reports that the Conservatives are currently 4-points ahead of the Liberals. When it comes to federal voting intentions, 34% of Canadians say they would most likely vote for a Conservative candidate, while 30% of Canadians said the same about the Liberals. 

Meanwhile, the NDP are currently sitting behind the Liberals at 24%, with the Bloc Quebecois at 7%. Additionally, the People’s Party of Canada is currently polling at 3% while the Green Party sits at 2%. 

“The Conservatives need significantly more votes than the Liberals, if they wish to form government,” said Leger Executive Vice-President Christian Bourque. 

“But it’s possible: not only are they are making a breakthrough in Atlantic Canada, but they also have at least 20% of the share of vote in Quebec and are within striking distance of the Liberals in Ontario. Another concern for the incumbent liberals is the strength of the NDP in Ontario and BC, which could cost them seats in both provinces.”

Last week, a Mainstreet Research poll had the Conservatives at 37% while the Liberals were sitting at 31% of the vote.