Members Prefer Bernier As Leader
Clement, Scheer tied in second place
Please note: Due to
a tabulating error, rankings for Conservative Party leadership candidates in
our previous release, dated October 16, were incorrect. They have been
corrected here. We apologize for any inconvenience or confusion this may have
In a random sampling
of opinion taken by the Forum Poll across one week among 136 members of
Canada’s Conservative Party, the plurality pick Maxime Bernier as their choice
for permanent leader (16%), and he is followed by Tony Clement (now withdrawn
from the race) and Andrew Scheer at about one sixth (12% and 13%, respectively).
After this, in a third tier of preference, come Kellie Leitch (10%), Chris
Alexander and Michael Chong (8% each). Few prefer Brad Trost (3%) or Erin
is apparent in Quebec, but he is also tied in Ontario (14% - caution: small
base size), with Andrew Scheer and Tony Clement
(16% and 14%, respectively - caution: small base size). He is also ahead
in BC and Alberta. Bernier also leads among older members.
“It would be a
mistake to ascribe Maxime Bernier’s popularity solely to his appeal in Quebec,
where there are few members. He is popular across the country and he has
proposed a number of interesting policy solutions, including tax reform and
free trade within Canada for, among other things, maple syrup” said Forum
Research President, Dr. Lorne Bozinoff.
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