OTTAWA ó Despite deep overall disapproval of U.S. President Donald Trump, Canadians prefer Trumpís approach to managing the economy and national security over the approach of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, according to a poll taken on the eve of Trumpís inauguration.
The poll from Mainstreet Research, provided exclusively to the National Post, is the latest survey to show that a significant majority of Canadians have a dim view of Trump.
But it is the first poll that compares Trump to Trudeau across a range of personal characteristics and policy areas.
Trudeau easily tops Trump among Canadian voters when it come to perceptions of intelligence, compassion, honesty and several other measures.
But on economic policy, 53 per cent of Canadians approve of what Trump is doing versus 43 per cent of Canadians who approve of what Trudeau is doing. Trudeauís ďdisapprovalĒ rating on economic policy is 41 per cent while Trumpís disapproval on this issue is just 22 per cent.
Canadians surveyed by Mainstreet gave Trump 51-per-cent approval and 39-per-cent disapproval on the U.S. presidentís approach to national security. Trudeau, by contrast had the approval of just 39 per cent of Canadians and the disapproval of 37 per cent.
Canadians deeply dislike Trump, but prefer him to Trudeau on economy, security: poll | National Post