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Ottawa, Mar 7 (Canadian-Media): Politicians and political watchers had been worrying over last week's Ipsos poll -- reportedly Canada's largest market research and public opinion polling firm -- survey revealing that Canada PM Justin Trudeau is not unbeatable, media reports said.
There had reportedly been sudden drop of 33 percent in Liberal support and the rise of of 38 percent in Conservatives support which had resulted in Canada's New Democratic Party (NDP) earning the support of one voter in five.
Liberals and the Conservatives, until last week, reported Ipos polls, had been maintaining the same position as on 2015 night of Trudeau's election as prime minister of Canada.
Events such as Omar Khadr affair, Andrew Scheer becoming Conservative leader, Jagmeet Singh becoming leader of the NDP did not have any affect on Trudeau's reputation.
Khadr, a Canadian was detained by the United States at Guantanamo Bay for ten years had sued the Canadian government for infringing his rights under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms and lawsuit was settled in 2017 with a $10.5 million (USD 8 million) payment and an apology by the federal government.
Andrew James Scheer, a Canadian politician who was elected Leader of the Conservative Party of Canada in 2017 strongly opposed the federal carbon tax stating that he would balance the federal budget within two years of forming a government.
Liberal's downfall had many more causes including Trudeau's India trip which had been strongly disappred by the public because of his performance; support for the grits had tanked in the Prairie provinces; and Trudeau's dragging of NAFTA talks with US President no result till date.
Conservatives In Ontario also reportedly had seven points ahead of the Liberals.
"If I were the Liberals I would be worried about their support in Ontario," says Henry Jacek, a political scientist at McMaster University in Hamilton. "I do think that the shift in public opinion is substantial and started even before the India trip."
Alberta voters, especially, blamed the federal Liberals for the lack of progress in getting Trans Mountain pipeline built.
And President Donald Trump's threat to slap tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum exports with the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) talks could reportedly mar the economical image of the country.
Besides, recent federal budget delivered by Finance Minister Bill Morneau had disappointed Canadians as there was no promise of balancing the budget.
Tuesday's Nanos poll reportedly showed that the Liberals had a narrow lead over the Conservatives.
But internal government surveys reportedly showed voters' concerns about the deficits run up by the Trudeau government and Liberals reportedly going after the wrong priorities such as Trudeau's NAFTA talks with the United States.
(Reporting by Asha Bajaj)