According to a new Nanos poll, the People’s Party of Canada leader Maxime Bernier is now a more popular choice for Prime Minister than Bloc Québécois leader Yves-François Blanchet. Nationwide, Bernier received 4.9 percent compared to the Bloc's 3.3 percent.
The poll asked respondents to select their preferred choice for Prime Minister. The results were surprising: while Liberal leader Justin Trudeau still came out on top, his support dropped while everyone else’s has risen. Among these, none more so than Maxime Bernier.
Bernier, often referred to by his supporters as “Mad Max” on the campaign trail, is perceived to be the top choice for Prime Minister among people opposed to most if not all public health measures related to the pandemic. Both he and the Green Party’s Annamie Paul will not be included in next week’s debates.
While the Bloc are strictly advocates for Quebec in Parliament and do not intend to form government, the party remains extremely popular in this province, making Bernier’s increase in support surprising.