Canada’s prime minister, Justin Trudeau, once celebrated as the start of a worldwide youth leadership movement, has lost his luster and is now suffering the same level of poor approval ratings that plagued President Trump in his first two years.
With both facing reelection, the latest Zogby Analytics survey found Trump at his highest approval rating, 51%, while Trudeau near his lowest, underwater at 43%.
In past reelections campaigns, presidents with 51% approval ratings have won.
“Trump’s job approval is much better than his counterpart to the north, Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau. Under heavy scrutiny lately, Trudeau’s popularity has dipped,” said the poll analysis shared with Secrets.
Trudeau is struggling with an ethics scandal.
The Zogby poll found that younger voters and those in urban areas of Canada are most approving of Trudeau.
And, like Trump, approval ratings vary widely according to partisanship. “87% of self-identified Liberal party voters approved of Trudeau, while 12% disapproved. Trudeau was less popular among the Conservative party (82% disapprove/18% approve) and those who identify with no party (32% disapprove/54% approve),” said the survey analysis.