Commanding Lead In Conservative Leadership Contest
But more than a third of respondents want "someone
Toronto January 22nd
– In a random sampling of public opinion taken by The Forum Poll™ among
1,332 Canadian voters, Kevin O'Leary is the preferred candidate to lead the
Conservative Party (27%).
Maxime Bernier is in
distant second, favoured by (11%), followed by with Lisa Raitt (7%) and Michael
More than a third of
Canadians (38%) believe "someone else" would be a better choice to
lead the Conservative Party than any of the eight identified candidates. This
is down from (53%) who desired someone else in December.
Party members O’Leary leads all leadership candidates (31%), and he has even
more support with those who voted for the Conservatives in 2015 (49%).
O'Leary's entry into the Conservative leadership race has propelled him to the
front of the field, with more than double the support of his nearest rival.
Still, more than a third of interested voters don't support any of the current
candidates," said Forum Research President, Dr. Lorne Bozinoff.
Lorne Bozinoff, Ph.D. is the president and
founder of Forum Research. He can be reached at email@example.com or
at (416) 960-9603.