Justin Trudeau is in danger of not being in office for much longer, according to The Telegraph’s US Editor Nick Allen.
The Canadian Prime Minister’s decision to call a snap election to secure a majority government is at risk of backfiring as polls show the liberal leader now trailing the conservative opposition after a string of embarrassments.
“It’s been a very rocky campaign for Justin Trudeau so far – no pun intended because he got pelted with rocks [on the campaign trail],” said Nick Allen, in the video analysis above.
Having comfortably led almost every poll for more than a year, praised by many for his handling of the pandemic, he is now behind the Conservative Party – with his slump drawing comparisons with Theresa May’s disastrous snap poll gambit in 2017.
The 49-year-old, who currently presides over a minority government following dismal election results in 2019, called the snap election, insisting he needs a stronger mandate to take Canada through the coronavirus pandemic.
“Trudeau came in in 2015 amongst wave of popularity – he was modern and young – essentially it’s been downhill ever since for him,” said Nick Allen
“He obviously had a very bad election in 2019 and he hasn’t achieved what he promised at the moment.
“He’s seen as someone who’s trying to rescue himself by calling this snap election [but] he’s plummeted in the polls and why he’s currently in danger of not being in office for much longer.”
Due a series of controversies, the image of Trudeau is “very, very different” to the one that he had when was elected in 2015, he added.
“[Critics] see him as a very privileged person who doesn’t quite understand the lives of ordinary Canadians.”
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