Tories lose edge as top pick to manage economy: Poll

Prime Minister Stephen Harper. REUTERS/Chris Wattie

Prime Minister Stephen Harper. REUTERS/Chris Wattie

David Akin, National Bureau Chief

, Last Updated: 5:22 PM ET

OTTAWA - The federal Conservatives are no longer the go-to party when it comes managing the economy, a new poll finds.

The poll by Abacus Data, released exclusively to QMI Agency, finds that while a significant number of Canadians still believe that Prime Minister Stephen Harper's Conservatives are best for the economy, many Canadians are just as confident Thomas Mulcair and the NDP or Justin Trudeau and the Liberals could meet any economic challenges.

Abacus CEO David Coletto and chairman Bruce Anderson say their findings suggest that other factors such as leadership attributes or other policy issues could play a more influential role in the outcome of a future election.

 

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