Canada’s Liberals are in ‘tremendous’ position to hold onto power as opposition leader, poll finds

Ottawa — The Liberal Party of Canada was still in “tremENDOUS” position to retain power, according to a new poll released Wednesday by the Canadian Press Foundation.

A majority of respondents in the Angus Reid Institute survey — 52 per cent — said the Liberals should stay in power, while just 31 per cent said they should lose power.

In a three-way race between Justin Trudeau, Tom Mulcair and the Green Party of Ontario, the Liberals and NDP both finished in a dead heat at 40 per cent support, according the poll, released by Angus Reid.

The Conservatives were also in a tight race, at 20 per cent, while the Bloc Québécois came in second with 14 per cent.

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh, who has been in power since 2012, finished third with 11 per cent of the vote.

In the last election, the Conservatives won an average of just over 22 per cent per vote.

With files from The Canadian Press