Stunning new polls spell big trouble for Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau; with new data showing the liberal darling trailing conservatives after weeks of gaffes and a disastrous state visit to India.
According to the Washington Post, the left-leaning politician saw a “sudden drop” in recent surveys, with opposition lawmakers gaining ground against the one-time star of the global political arena.
“All of a sudden, we saw this drop,” said the chief executive of Abacus Data, an Ottawa polling firm. “It’s the first time since Trudeau became prime minister that we have results showing the Conservatives slightly ahead.”
The survey suggests many Canadian voters were turned off by Trudeau’s trip to India; where he wore “traditional” attire many said was “insensitive” and “inappropriate.”
“When you have foreign media like CNN and BBC making fun of our prime minister, that was jarring for some people and made people question whether he was the best person for the job,” the analyst added.