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Canadian News Apr 20, 2022 7:11 PM EST

Poll shows Pierre Poilievre favoured to win Conservative Party leadership race

A new poll shows that Canadians see Pierre Poilievre becoming the next leader of the Conservative Party.

Poll shows Pierre Poilievre favoured to win Conservative Party leadership race
Jarryd Jaeger Vancouver, BC

A new poll shows that Canadians see Pierre Poilievre becoming the next leader of the Conservative Party.

As the Conservative leadership race continues to heat up, candidates have been on the move trying to garner support.

A new poll shows that while over half of Canadians don't know who will prevail, for those who did offer a prediction, Pierre Poilievre was the top bet.

On Wednesday, Ipsos released a poll surveying Canadians about the future leadership of the Conservative Party.

The poll, which was conducted on behalf of Global News, revealed that most Canadians are unsure when it comes to potential Conservative leaders. A majority of Canadians said they did not have enough knowledge to form an opinion of nine of the eleven candidates.

The only candidates Canadians were familiar with were Pierre Poilievre and Jean Charest.

Poilievre and Charest were viewed positively by 27 percent of respondents, and negatively by 31%, and 34%, respectively.

When asked who they believe is "most likely to win the leadership contest," 20 percent said Poilievre, and 12 percent said Charest. Over 50 percent said they "have no idea" who will win.

Poilievre's lead over Charest grows among those who say they will vote Conservative in the next election, with the two polling at 37 percent and 14 percent, respectively.

When asked who they want to win the race, Poilievre and Charest are only separated by two points, however, among only likely Conservative voters, the separation grows to eighteen points.

The poll was conducted between Thursday and Tuesday, and surveyed 1,000 Canadians from across the country.

Poilievre has gained national attention as of late as he moves from city to city spreading his message to increasingly large crowds of people.

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