Angus Reid Institute poll suggests Jagmeet Singh is most popular federal political leader
There are a couple of new hashtages showing up on Twitter this week: #SinghUpswing and #Jaggernaut.
Both reflect the rising fortunes of NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh, who was seen by many as the winner of the English-language televised leaders debate on October 7.
The NDP is up three percent to 17 percent among decided and leaning voters in a new poll released today by the Angus Reid Institute.
Singh's personal "favourability" shot up by 18 percent over the last Angus Reid poll on October 1.
This makes Singh the most popular national political leader, followed by Bloc Québécois Leader Yves-Francois Blanchet at 52 percent and Elizabeth May of the Greens at 44 percent.
"NDP support is up significantly among women aged 18-34, but also finds a boost among men over the age of 34," the pollster states on its website. "Young people are the same cohort who turned out big for the Liberals in 2015 and propelled Justin Trudeau’s Liberals to victory, but this group traditionally votes at lower rates than the rest of the population."
Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer's favourability rating is 38 percent, compared to a 58 percent unfavourable rating.
Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau's favourable rating is only 35 percent and he has a 63 percent unfavourable rating.
The Angus Reid Institute reported that the Conservatives are still in the lead at 34 percent, but that's down three percent from October 1.
The Liberals remained steady in second place at 29 percent, down one percent.
The Greens are up one percent from October 1 and are now at nine percent.
The CBC poll tracker, which aggregates publicly available polling data, has the Liberals in first place at 33.9 percent.
It has the Conservatives in second place at 33 percent, followed by the NDP at 14.7 percent and the Greens at 9.5 percent.
The CBC poll tracker does not include Angust Reid Institute or Mainstreet Research polls in its data collection.