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Pierre Polivre backed Conservative leader, but not Canadians: poll

Ontario MP Pierre Polivre remains the front-runner to lead the next Conservative Party, but the opposition is seeking support. Jean Charest trails among Canadians as a whole.

According to a new Leger poll conducted in partnership with the Canadian Research Association, 44% of Conservative voters believe that his Poilievre will be the best party leader. His rival, former Quebec premier Jean Charest, has 17% support.

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The poll was conducted online from August 5 to August 7 among 1,500 adult Canadians selected from the Leger delegation. Online polls are not considered statistically representative samples, so no margin of error can be given. Eight percent said they weren't sure if they would become leaders, but no one would.

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Of the remaining candidates, Ontario MP Leslyn Lewis is 6 percent and Ontario MP Scott Ichison 2%, and was a former Ontario legislator. State politician Roman Barber is 1 percent.

This comes after Brampton Mayor Patrick Brown was kicked out of the contest by the Leadership Organizing Committee last month over allegations that he broke party rules and may have violated federal election law. This is the first election held by

In his Leger poll in June, Polivre had his 44 percent Conservative support, Charest 14 percent and Brown 4 percent. A poll in August showed Charest's figure up three points, while Polivre's figure remained unchanged.

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Léger Executive His Vice His President Christian Burke said the vote had already taken place. Stated, all signs point to Poirivre prevail.

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But he said polls show the Conservatives' preferred candidate has a tougher road to victory in the general election.

A poll found that 22% of Canadians thought Charest was the best choice for Conservative leader, while Polivre said 16 % endorsed.

On the eve of Canada Day celebrations on June 30, 2022, Poirivre marches with protesters in a motorcade.

He was 1 in about 7 Canadians surveyed to win Polivre. I'm more likely to vote Conservative in the next election, but only a few say the same about Charest's victory.

However, more than one in four people surveyed said a Polivre victory would make them less likely to vote for the Conservative Party, compared to one in five who voted for Charest.

The disparity is most pronounced in the state of Ontario, which has more seats, with 28% of those surveyed less likely to vote Conservative if Poirivre wins.

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In Alberta, 24% of those surveyed said they would be more likely to vote Conservative if Polivre won, and 18% would vote I answered that it is unlikely. to do so. Of those who voted, 14% said they were more likely to vote Conservative if Chalet won, while 27% said they were less likely to vote.

Mr Burke said this would create some existential problems for the Conservative Party. To form a government in , we need to produce better results.

Bourque said Poilievre could help Conservatives win the same seat by a larger margin in Alberta, but would not do much to move the needle in Ontario.

"With Charest's victory, the calculations will not be the same," he said.

The Conservative Party will announce the party leader's election on his September 10th.

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