More than half of Canadians want another prime minister

More half of Canadians want another Prime Minister

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau welcomed his German counterpart, Chancellor Olaf Scholz this Monday in Montreal.

54% of Canadians think Justin Trudeau should step down as Liberal leader and want someone new to lead the country. Quebec is the province most favorable to the current Prime Minister, while 43% want him to leave, unlike 65% in Alberta.

This is what emerges from an Ipsos poll commissioned by Global News. Despite this feeling of general dissatisfaction, Justin Trudeau (45%) is more appreciated than his Conservative rival, Pierre Poilievre (41%) and the leader of the Bloc Québécois, Yves-François Blanchet (43%), even if the poll is pan-Canadian. Only Jagmeet Singh and the New Democratic Party (53%) scored above 50% in performance according to respondents.

49% of people polled think there should be an election in 2023 and of the lot, young people aged 18 to 34 are the most eager to return to the polls with a percentage of 65%. However, since Justin Trudeau has won a second minority government in a row, the next federal election will only have to occur in 2025, four years after the 2021 general election.

The Ipsos poll was conducted with of 1004 Canadians between December 14 and 16.

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