POLL: Canadians warming up to Justin Trudeau

Findings show 54% agree with the Liberal leader's vision of where the country should be headed

Justin Trudeau kicks off national Liberal convention

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.

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  1. Mike from the hinterland posted on 02/21/2014 04:48 AM
    Stephen Harper you are in big trouble now! The smear campaign is not working. Stephen Harper the economy is in the doldrums and ordinary folks are struggling! What I cannot believe is baby Justin is going to win because he kicked out some senators and favours the legalization of pot! My God, is that what this poll is suggesting! God help us all!
  2. Frankie posted on 02/21/2014 05:30 AM
    If Justin becomes PM Canada will go to pot!
  3. Mark posted on 02/21/2014 05:53 AM
    When will Canadians learn? Liberal governments can not be trusted with our money. If enough idiots elect this boob then mark my words - the HST will rise, rise, rise and Auditor General reports will disclose more and more waste. Add that to the dozens of liberal election promises that will not be kept because the scum sucking liberals will never have any intention to keep those promises.

    20% HST here we come.
  4. AC posted on 02/21/2014 09:30 AM
    good news!
    Harper is wondering wtf is going on?
    you watch! Harper next is going to start to grow his hair long and try pot.
    speaking of pot i read in Colorado tax revenue on pot is just flowing in by hundreds of millions. percentage is set aside for education and if you have proper control and distribution people for the most part will use it responsibly
    1. ad posted on 02/21/2014 09:50 AM
      @AC Colarado pot related car accidents are skyrocketing and so are child hospital trips for THC ingestion. There will be many bad consequences to this product entering Canada that money will not justify.
      My biggest issue is that Justin want's to act on this without proper study. I'm sorry but just because you smoked pot a few times and thought it was ok, does not make you an expert on the situation. Even Arnold in California will tell you study needs to be done first.
      For every study a pot enthusiast throws out, there is a study against it. We need something we can all agree upon without agenda.
    2. Frankie posted on 02/21/2014 09:58 AM
      @AC If you're focusing on tax revenue, another way is to reduce the amount of waste of tax dollars, the most egregious examples being Liberal sponsorship scandal, Ontario Liberal gas plants disasters, eHealth, Ornge, green energy, etc., and the Conservatives G8 costs.
    3. AC posted on 02/21/2014 10:26 AM
      @ad the other side scaring the public just won't work. it won't.
      your side is fighting for corner stores to sell booze here because they feel responsible adults should be able to do what they want to do. same thing with pot.
      Harpers ads on Trudeau just make the conservatives sound silly with the baby music and all that. Old, white silly people and the polls show that. prohibition will not work.
      responsible educated adults who use pot responsibly are in the millions. the waste in police services, court times, peoples criminal records. for what? for what?
      Trudeau just won't come in guns blazing and legalize it.
      things will be done slowly over time with study responsibly brought in. It's going to happen it's just matter of time
    4. Dixie posted on 02/21/2014 06:08 PM
      @ad This product will just be entering canada if it's legalized will it?

  5. john posted on 02/21/2014 11:54 AM
    thats why my buddy smells like shit . last time i saw with him .
  6. john posted on 02/21/2014 12:00 PM
    if he gets in people will move out of Canada . we dont need scum like him in power it is bad enough we got the libs in power .
    1. AC posted on 02/21/2014 07:18 PM
      @john if he gets in it's because the majority want him in but you're welcome to go.
      John deal with it. if not in 15 then 2 yrs after because of natural cycles. Harper is out of majority range. wont happen again. he's on the slide down happens to all governments. J.T. will be the next PM.
      Here's the good news for you. in about 10 yrs people will want change from him also. just the way it is. could be more though :) his dad had 16 yrs
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