According to an Ipsos poll conducted for Global News, more than half (54%) of Canadians think Justin Trudeau should step down as Liberal leader and hire a new Prime Minister of Canada.
Unsurprisingly, support for such a change is strongest in Alberta (65%), but it’s a sentiment that prevails in the Atlantic provinces (57%), as well as in Ontario, Manitoba and Saskatchewan (56%).
In Quebec Mr. Trudeau is polled most favorably, with only 43% of people believing he will leave the nation’s highest office.
The data also reveals that 49% of Canadians think there should be a federal election in 2023.
At 65%, 18- to 34-year-olds are most likely to vote.
Survey participants also rated the performance of major national party leaders. New Democratic Party (NDP) leader Jagmeet Singh was the only one with majority support reaching 53%.
Justin Trudeau has 45% favorable opinions, and Conservative leader Pierre Poilevre has 41%. Although polled across the country, Yves-François Blanchet of the Bloc Québécois reaches 43%.
Remember, the next federal election cannot legally be held until 2025, four years after the 2021 general election that gave Justin Trudeau a second minority government.
The Ipsos poll was conducted between December 14 and 16 among 1,004 Canadians.
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