Justin Trudeau Still Preferred Prime Minister After Blackface Photos
Despite Justin Trudeau's past scandals recently evoking some public ire, he remains the preferred prime minister heading into the 2019 election, a recent survey reports.
A national telephone survey, conducted by Nanos Research and sponsored by CTV News/The Globe and Mail, asked respondents a series of questions regarding the upcoming federal election.
When asked to rank their top two current local preferences for prime minister, Trudeau came out on top at 32% -- a number that has dropped steadily over the past week.
Conservative Party leader Andrew Scheer came in second at 29%.
However, when respondents were asked to rank their top two current local voting preferences, the Conservative Party came first at 37%, recently surpassing the Liberal Party which polled at 32%.
The national random telephone survey spoke to 1,200 Canadians throughout the campaign over a three day period. Each evening a new group of 400 eligible voters was interviewed.
Trudeau landed in hot water recently when past photos emerged of the prime minster wearing blackface and brownface.
He issued a public apology, saying "I take responsibility for my decision to do that. I shouldn’t have done it. I should have known better. It was something that I didn’t think was racist at the time, but now I recognize it was something racist to do and I am deeply sorry.”
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