The national Liberal convention has opened in Montreal and a new poll finds that Canadians are slowly warming up to Justin Trudeau.
48 percent of Canadians surveyed by Ipsos Reid, feel that he is now ready to be Prime Minister. That's up 9 points since December.
54 percent say they share the values of Trudeau and the Liberal party when it comes to where Canada should be headed. That's also up 6 points from last December. His biggest gains in that area have been made in the provinces of Saskatchewan (+18) Alberta (+9) and Ontario (+6).
Justin Trudeau has discussed controversial issues such as the legalization of marijuana and expelling Liberal Senators from the Liberal caucus. 60 percent of Canadians agree that his policies and ideas are innovative and forward thinking. That number is up 8 points, while a minority 40 percent, disagree.
When asked which out of the 3 main party leaders do you trust the most, 38 percent said Justin Trudeau, while Prime Minister Harper followed with 31 percent, then NDP leader Tom Mulcair had 30.
When participants were asked who would managed the country best through tough economic times, Prime Minister Harper leads with 43%, then Justin Trudeau at 30% and Tom Mulcair received 27%.
When asked which of the 3 would provide an open, responsible and ethical government, Justin Trudeau pulled out in front with 37 percent, while PM Harper had 31 percent, and finally NDP leader Thomas Mulcair with 32 percent.
The poll was conducted among 1,036 Canadians online, between February 14-19 for CTV NEWS.