OTTAWA - Justin Trudeau easily eclipses his political rivals when it comes personal popularity, according to a new nationwide survey released exclusively to QMI Agency.
And while Stephen Harper is the least popular, Canadians surveyed believe he is more qualified to be prime minister than either Trudeau or NDP leader Thomas Mulcair.
And while Mulcair does well on a series of leadership attributes, his biggest problem, according to pollster Abacus Data, is that he is the least well known of the three leaders.
The poll finds that Harper, in his eighth year as prime minister, is unpopular with nearly half of Canadian respondents -- or 47% -- who say they have a negative view of the prime minister. Just 29% say they have a positive view. The rest are neutral or unsure.