Election 2021: Polls say Conservatives are leading

Three weeks after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called an election, his party has fallen behind the official opposition.

Although the Liberals were in the lead when Trudeau initially called the election, the Conservatives, led by Erin O’Toole, have been in the lead since last week. Trudeau’s national approval rates have been steadily dropping since the beginning of 2021 to 38 per cent in August, down from 50 per cent in January, according to Angus Reid Institute.

The early poll results show that 33 per cent of decided and leaning voters would pick the Conservatives, while 30 per cent would pick the governing Liberals.