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Ottawa, Jun 26 (Canadian-Media): The support being enjoyed by Canada's Liberal Party under the leadership of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had not been seen since their post-2015 election and has boosted its chance of securing a majority government, according to the latest projections from the CBC's newly re-launched Poll Tracker, media reports said.
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Although Trudeau's handling of the COVID-19 pandemic has boosted the popularity of the Liberals, the global pandemic itself is one of the many reasons preventing him from scheduling a poll in the country in order to regain the majority he lost in the 2019 federal election.
According to the Poll Tracker's aggregation of all publicly available polls, the Liberals have the support of 40.3 percent of decided voters, an increase of over seven percentage points since the October vote, while the Conservatives, under outgoing leader Andrew Scheer, had taken a big hit in their support with 28.4 percent, a drop of six points.
As the Liberals have surged and the Conservatives have slipped, the other parties have held steady. The New Democrats are projected to get 15.6 percent support and the Green Party's support is projected to be at 6.1 percent.