NDP support stays strong

Interim leader’s past ties to Bloc Quebecois hasn’t hurt polls

Support for the federal New Democrats hasn’t been harmed despite the revelation of interim NDP Leader Nycole Turmel’s past ties to the Bloc Québécois. A new poll shows that support is up slightly since the May 2 election at 31 per cent. The Angus Reid/Toronto Star poll also shows half of voters aren’t worried about Turmel’s BQ past, while 41 per cent said they were concerned. Nearly half of those polled said the NDP should “definitely” or “probably” replace the interim leader, but 67 per cent of NDP voters said they’re either unconcerned or not very concerned by Turmel’s previous ties. This may indicate why support for the party hasn’t waned amidst the controversy.

Toronto Star


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