Trudeau s Still Got A Lead With Young Voters: Poll
|The Huffington Post 21 Aug 2019 at 07:25|
Instead, to get the vote of Canadians 18 to 34 years old, politicians need to focus on two key issues: climate change and affordability.
SNC doesnt really matter to the young Canadians weve spoken to, said Aaron Mryan, director of Future Majority , a non-partisan organization that aims to unite the voices of youth across Canada and change the political landscape.
Theyve talked to thousands of youth across the country about what they care about and its not politicking back and forth.
Its issues like how are they going to pay for rent if they have a gig job that doesnt have benefits. If they dont want to live in a city, how are they going to find a job in their community that has a career trajectory? Mryan said.
And what are we going to do about the climate crisis? How is it going to affect Canada?
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Canada s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau attends a news conference March 7, 2019 in Ottawa to address the emerging SNC-Lavalin scandal.
An Ipsos poll conducted just after the SNC-Lavalin ethics review last week found that while Liberals and Conservatives are in a dead heat overall with 33 and 35 per cent of support, respectively the Liberals remain more popular with young voters.
Thirty-five per cent would vote Liberal, compared to 27 per cent Conservative and 22 per cent for the NDP. The majority of voters between ages 35 and 54 are split between Liberals and Conservatives, and voters aged 55 and older are most likely to vote Conservative.
Millennials make up the largest voting bloc in the upcoming federal election and, like in 2015, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will need their vote. The challenge this time, however, is that hes moved from sunny ways to ethics breaches, said Ipsos Canada President Mike Colledge.
One of the worries for the Liberal government is we had an increase in voter turnout last time, particularly among young people, and a lot of that was for hope, optimism, a new way of doing things, he said.
What remains to be seen is does the discussion of SNC ethics and really old school politics throw a wet blanket on some of that?