Ottawa: It is virtually a neck-and-neck competition between Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Pierre Poilievre as preferred Prime Minister in the minds of Canadians.

According to a new survey conducted by Nanos Research, Pierre Poilievre is the preferred Prime Minister for 30 percent of Canadians but Trudeau is not far behind in this matter as 29.8 per cent of Canadians consider him their favorite prime minister.

Over the past four weeks, the number of people liking the Conservative leader as prime minister has suddenly increased by 11.6 percentage points, while the number of people supporting Trudeau as prime minister has increased by 2.4 percentage points.

Nanos found that Candice Marie Bergen was the interim Conservative leader at the time of the survey conducted four weeks ago.

Nanos said this could be considered an improvement in the position of the Pierre Poilievre with respect to the actual data on leadership.

Meanwhile, 14.9 per cent of respondents said they preferred NDP leader Jagmeet Singh as prime minister, down 6.0 percentage points from four weeks ago. In addition, 14 percent said they would not prefer none of the leaders.

In this survey, Nanos involved 1,067 respondents by the phone for the week ending on October 14. The poll is considered accurate within three percentage points, 19 times out of 20 times.

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