The Liberal Party of Canada will be losing the 2019 federal election by more than a half a point, according to a new poll.
In fact, according the Forum Research poll, the Liberals are in a dead heat with the NDP, the Conservatives and the Green Party.
Forum Research surveyed 2,004 people between March 23 and April 3.
The Liberals are down about 2.4 per cent in the poll, while the Conservatives are down 3.3 per cent and the NDP is up 1.4 cent.
The NDP, however, is up 6.3 points in the Forum poll, which has a margin of error of +/- 3.9 per cent.
Conservative Leader Rona Ambrose said it’s the Conservatives’ time to fight back.
“This is their time to do it, and I think that’s exactly what they’re going to do,” she said.
“They have a strong platform, they have a very strong brand, they’re running a very well-run campaign.
I think it’s their time.
They’ve got a strong base, they’ve got strong volunteers, they want to win, and they’re in a very tough position right now.”
The poll also finds that if the election were held today, the NDP would win 42 per cent of the vote, while 46 per cent would vote for the Liberals, 28 per cent for the Conservatives, 12 per cent are undecided and 7 per cent were not included in the survey.
“We are looking at a pretty tight race, and the only thing we’re not looking at is a big change in the vote count,” Forum Research president Lorne Bozinoff said.
The poll is considered accurate within plus or minus 2.5 percentage points 19 times out of 20.
The Forum Research survey surveyed 2 in a row between March 21 and March 25.