Liberal support has recently become weaker as the WE controversy slowly unravels. In Ontario, federal voting intentions calculated by 338Canada from July 27 to 29 show that the Liberals are just one percentage point ahead of the Conservatives.
The data shows the Liberals at 36 percent (down five percentage points), the Conservatives are at 35 percent (up one percentage point), and the NDP is trailing behind at 19 percent followed by the Green Party is at six percent.
"Of course regional numbers mean smaller sample and higher uncertainty, so use with caution. But still these are really bad numbers in Ontario for the federal Liberals," said P.J. Fournier of 338Canada.
"Such numbers would swing at least 20-25 seats in the province alone."
This data was released shortly before Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sat in the hot seat on Thursday and testified to the finance committee and faced questions about the role he played in the WE scandal.