Poilievre Top Choice for Best PM in Canada

Pierre Poilievre is the preferred choice for Prime Minister, with significant discontent towards Justin Trudeau's leadership and many Canadians believing he should resign.

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Leadership perceptionsPoll results showing Pierre Poilievre as the preferred choice for Prime Minister of Canada with 44%, followed by Justin Trudeau at 25%, Jagmeet Singh at 23%, and Yves-François Blanchet at 8%.

Pierre Poilievre has grown his lead even ahead of his own party, as 44% of Canadians think he would make the best Prime Minister of Canada (+4 pts since January 2024). Lagging by a considerable margin is Justin Trudeau  (25%, -5 pts), who may be dragging the success of his party down with him. Jagmeet Singh (23%, -1 pt)  is close behind, while Yves-François Blanchet is last (8%, +2 pts), though more popular in Quebec (33%). While approval of party leadership is more neck and neck, approval of Trudeau’s performance remains low (37%), 13 points behind Poilievre.



A majority of Canadians (68%) believe that Prime Minister Trudeau should resign as leader of the Liberal Party in 2024, while one-third (32%) think he should stay on.

A majority of Canadians (68%) believe that Prime Minister Trudeau should resign as leader of the Liberal Party in 2024, while one-third (32%) think he should stay on. Liberal voters maintain their support, however: 33% of Liberal voters think Trudeau should resign while 67% think he should stay. Belief that Trudeau should step down is higher among those in Alberta (79%) and Atlantic Canada (76%). Underscoring the discontent with Trudeau’s leadership, just 25% of Canadians say the Trudeau government has done a good job and deserves re-election (-4 pts since Jan. 2024), while 75% agree it’s time for another party to take over (+4 pts).

About the study

These are some of the findings of an Ipsos poll conducted between June 12 and 14, 2024, on behalf of Global News. For this survey, a sample of 1,001 Canadians aged 18+ was interviewed online. Quotas and weighting were employed to ensure that the sample’s composition reflects that of the Canadian population according to census parameters. The precision of Ipsos online polls is measured using a credibility interval. In this case, the poll is accurate to within ± 3.8 percentage points, 19 times out of 20, had all Canadians aged 18+ been polled. The credibility interval will be wider among subsets of the population. All sample surveys and polls may be subject to other sources of error, including, but not limited to coverage error, and measurement error.
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Darrell Bricker, PhD
CEO, Ipsos Global Public Affairs
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The author(s)
  • Darrell Bricker Global CEO, Public Affairs