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A check-in on the public mood of Canadians with CTV News' pollster Nik Nanos and host Michael Stittle.

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A check-in on the public mood of Canadians with CTV News' pollster Nik Nanos and host Michael Stittle.

    Conservatives still in driver's seat, but Liberals see a bump

    Conservatives still in driver's seat, but Liberals see a bump

    With a big test for the Liberals coming up later this month in a federal byelection, host Michael Stittle and pollster Nik Nanos talk about what the results need to be to ramp up -- or tamp down -- the conservation over Justin Trudeau's leadership.

    Nik and Michael also discuss a recent survey about how Canadians feel about who should lead the Liberals in the next election.  And finally, will the Liberals be successful in making the capital gains tax into a wedge issue against the Conservatives?

    CREDITS:

    Host: Michael Stittle

    Guest: Nik Nanos

    Producers:  Phil Hahn and Patrick Rail

    Editor: Jesse Tahirali

    • 11 min
    'Brutal' personal credibility numbers for both Trudeau and Poilievre

    'Brutal' personal credibility numbers for both Trudeau and Poilievre

    CTV News' Michael Stittle and pollster Nik Nanos break down the latest tracking data from Nanos Research that shows Pierre Poilievre's Conservatives continue to hold a double-digit lead over Justin Trudeau's Liberals.

    But a different Nanos survey that looks into the leaders' credibility in Canadians' eyes is hardly flattering for either. In fact, Nik says the results are quite 'brutal' for both Trudeau and Poilievre.   Michael and Nik also react to the increasing combativeness and lack of decorum during question period in the House of Commons. Are the blows landing with Canadians or is the communications approach misguided?

    Finally, a dim view of the economy continues to impact the popularities of leaders in both Canada and the United States. Nik says that negative consumer confidence and 'joyless prosperity' is a big problem for incumbent governments -– and it could become a big problem for U.S. President Joe Biden.

    CREDITS:

    Host: Michael Stittle

    Guest: Nik Nanos

    Producers:  Phil Hahn and Patrick Rail

    Editor: Jesse Tahirali

    • 20 min
    Current Liberal strategy is like 'palliative care'

    Current Liberal strategy is like 'palliative care'

    When it comes to Canadians' pocketbooks, pollster Nik Nanos says he hasn't seen this much pessimism in a very long time.

    Nik and Trend Line host Michael Stittle also discuss how Canadians are divided over the capital gains tax and its effect on investments, as well as how delaying the tax until end of June could result in a short-term windfall for the federal Liberals.

    Also, what do the Liberals have to do to reverse their negative trend line when it comes to popular support, and what do the Conservatives have to do to keep theirs positive?

    CREDITS:

    Host: Michael Stittle

    Guest: Nik Nanos

    Producers: Phil Hahn and Patrick Rail

    Editor: Jesse Tahirali

    • 18 min
    Anger towards government at an all-time high

    Anger towards government at an all-time high

    Pessimism and anger towards the federal government is at an all-time high, according to Nanos tracking. Pollster Nik Nanos and host Michael Stittle discuss the challenge this poses for the Liberals in the lead-up to an election.  Also, what are the major issues Canadians are worried about, and did the federal budget address them?

    CREDITS:

    Host: Michael Stittle

    Guest: Nik Nanos

    Producers:  Phil Hahn, Patrick Rail

    Editor: Jesse Tahirali

    • 16 min
    Nanos tracking: Is a new trend emerging?

    Nanos tracking: Is a new trend emerging?

    After months of the Conservatives enjoying a clear advantage in popular support over the Liberals, the latest Nanos ballot tracking shows Pierre Poilievre's party went from a 20-point lead to a 12-point lead.  

    Pollster Nik Nanos and Trend Line host Michael Stittle discuss possible reasons behind the Conservative drop, and what might Quebec have to do with it?  

    Nik and Michael also discuss Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's war of words with the premiers over the carbon tax. 

    CREDITS:

    HOST: Michael Stittle

    GUEST: Nik Nanos

    PRODUCERS: Phil Hahn, Patrick Rail

    EDITOR:  Jesse Tahirali

    • 15 min
    How the NDP's trying to avoid getting 'crushed' in the next election

    How the NDP's trying to avoid getting 'crushed' in the next election

    Will a soft NDP vote benefit the Liberals in the next federal election? 

    Pollster Nik Nanos and host Michael Stittle discuss what the NDP is doing to differentiate itself from the Liberals, after two years of propping them up in Parliament. Also, why Liberal support might actually be higher than the national numbers indicate, and what the 'true' Conservative advantage is over the Liberals.  

    And as Canadians pay their respects to late prime minister Brian Mulroney, Nik and Michael rewind to 1988 when the Progressive Conservative leader was seeking reelection. His party was trailing the Liberals in the polls but managed to turn it around. 

    CREDITS:

    Host: Michael Stittle

    Guest: Nik Nanos

    Producers:  Phil Hahn and Patrick Rail

    Editor:  Jesse Tahirali

    • 13 min

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