TREND LINE: Trudeau’s popularity has soared during COVID-19, but the WE controversy could sink him

TREND LINE: Trudeau's popularity has soared during COVID-19, but the WE controversy could sink him 1


CTV News’ Michael Stittle and Nanos Research’s Nik Nanos are back for another week of Trend Line!

This week they discuss the how the growing WE scandal has impacted Prime Minister Trudeau's popularity, his numbers had grown over his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, but will this sink his government?

Then Nik and Michael take a look at how political parties try to “crowd out” a news cycle – is that what happened this week?

Finally the pair break down some recent surveys showing that Canadians have reached a tipping point when it comes to dealing with China – this comes after the nation's arbitrary detentions of Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor.

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45 Comments on "TREND LINE: Trudeau’s popularity has soared during COVID-19, but the WE controversy could sink him"

  1. Trudeau popularity has raised ? With who ? What is the source of such a bold and inaccurate statement? An independent research conducted in the basement of your offices ? Pleeessseee

    • I wouldn’t be surprised if it did. Scheer has spent the majority of this pandemic railing against the Liberal party and their plans like CERB, Wage Subsidy and now he is just hammering on how he is corrupt while trying to get the CSSG out. A lot of Canadians don’t like the fact that Scheer seems to have this hate on for Trudeau and the programs meant to support Canadians seem to be the collateral damage. Trudeau however hasn’t really bit back in the same way that Scheer does. So it looks like although Trudeau is going through another controversy hes still dealing with it with grace, where as Scheer looks like hes foaming at the mouth like he has rabies.

    • wifferste ss | July 24, 2020 at 11:17 AM | Reply

      @Handfullll Let’s see what happens when he does testify.

    • @Handfullll
      You are a liberal.

    • It’s plausible at this point that WE conducted an poll of their global youth groups after their real estate holding company’s banksters cleared the check from the Feds.

  2. The West had it right last election ,,,,,, Hopefully Eastern Canada realises they CANNOT JUSTIN-IFY the corruption in the Liberal Government next election Do not repeat the Prime Mistake

    • In my opinion, it probably won’t change next election with Mckay as the CPC leader .

    • Heather Sprague | July 24, 2020 at 5:12 PM | Reply

      So, 50,0000 children missing in canada, how did we fall asleep with this?????? Now, we go 7 generations back & foreword, never AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Rory McDonald | July 24, 2020 at 6:04 PM | Reply

      @MrPitbull Mackay is not going to be Conservative Party leader!

    • @Rory McDonald I can bet my money he will. Who do you think will take the leadership?

    • wantafanta01 | July 24, 2020 at 10:38 PM | Reply

      federal government makes up the rules on immigration.. so we cant really choose to kick justin out when immigrants vote for him so their family can come here next year.

  3. Steal as much tax payers money as possible then say “SORRY” .. All criminals are sorry after being caught.. To think this clown made all gun owners criminals by a stroke of a pen.. We are a law abiding sector.. The real criminals are the Liberal government..

  4. wifferste ss | July 24, 2020 at 11:15 AM | Reply

    With the record amount of money his govt has been throwing around, it’s no surprise. The supporters overlook the fact that his govt has actually bungled the handling of the pandemic from the beginning.

    • it’s not a pandemic, it’s just a bad flu season

    • Markus Buelow | July 24, 2020 at 1:53 PM | Reply

      WHO AND TAM AND TRUDOW LET THE VIRUS IN ! PLANES FROM CHINA NEVER STOPED ! they wanted the bug here ! And maybe some body with a spray bottle full of infected urin could make it pop up! when ever! where ever! they need to use it !

    • wantafanta01 | July 24, 2020 at 10:37 PM | Reply

      wait till they get taxed for collecting on cerb since i heard they will be getting taxed badly for it..

  5. Tim Arsenault | July 24, 2020 at 11:15 AM | Reply

    I will never vote liberal ever Justin Trudeau is the worst leader in Canadian history

  6. Where do you figure his popularity has soared through this? Everyone I know hates this silverspooned smug criminal

  7. Tim Arsenault | July 24, 2020 at 11:23 AM | Reply

    Justin Trudeau is the mistake

  8. Easier to ask forgiveness then ask permission. What a spineless bunch.

  9. How can Canadians like the way he’s dealing with the pandemic. He’s been hiding at his cottage and shut down parliament.

  10. Imagine that. Handing out money on his doorstep was popular, but using taxpayers money to hire his family was not. What can we learn from this? How many more mulligans does the PM get?

  11. Gabriel Sagula | July 24, 2020 at 12:08 PM | Reply

    I was told once that there is no corruption in Canada. LOL!

  12. “Popularity has soared….”????? Wow the Liberal Propaganda Ministries are in FULL throttle lately – This latest scandal must actually be something this time. Two GUILTY verdicts by the Ethics Commission = nothing. Throwing Canada’s First Female Aboriginal Justice Minister Jodi Wilson-Raybould under the bus for not participating in Criminal activities, nothing. Yet all the sudden Canadian Liberal MSM gives coverage? Well coverage with “SOARING POPULARITY” accolades coming out of the ether. Baghdad Bob comes to mind.

  13. The polls prove the Canadian public has the attention span of a goldfish

  14. Ummm everyone I know thinks TrueDumb is completely brain dead since covid 19. Perhaps you guys need real Canadians to get your polls from?

  15. Both Trudeau and Morneau will likely be forced to resign – they have been caught dead to rights.

  16. This government is probably pulling more scams under the wage subsidy program, wouldn’t surprise me at this point.

  17. Michael Gates | July 24, 2020 at 2:25 PM | Reply

    You must be kidding? He’s guilty of his third ethics violation in 5 years! The Liberal cabinet need to be STOPPED

  18. Shao Yu Mai Wang | July 24, 2020 at 2:42 PM | Reply

    Oh sure, this controversy will “sink” him about as much as the previous scandals did. Canadians don’t care about scandals as long as it’s a Liberal who does them and they have been in power for less than 10 years. Pandering and handouts clinch the rest of the votes.

  19. ThisIsSoUniqueRn | July 24, 2020 at 3:00 PM | Reply

    Trudeau did nothing but hide in a cottage and got everything wrong (masks/ppe give away/borders/virtue signaling). He soared like a seagull in a Walmart parking lot.

  20. Georgina O'Farrell | July 24, 2020 at 4:12 PM | Reply

    Nanos poll is highly suspect Don’t believe it.

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