The unbelievable popularity of Canada’s Justin Trudeau


mentalfloss
#1
I believe it.

He's done a good job.


The unbelievable popularity of Canada’s Justin Trudeau

OTTAWA — Justin Trudeau just keeps on moving. On one day, he’s at a Montreal arena with the visiting Chinese premier dropping a ceremonial puck. Both are wearing Canadiens hockey sweaters. On another, he’s thousands of miles away in British Columbia greeting the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at the start of a royal visit. Then he’s in southern Ontario popping the keg at a local Oktoberfest.

A year after he led the Liberal Party to a surprise election victory, the 44-year-old Trudeau is still crisscrossing the country as if he were in the middle of a campaign, turning up everywhere, giving speeches, posing for selfies, spreading his charm. It’s a formula that’s clearly working.

A poll by Ipsos Public Affairs for Global News made public Tuesday shows that 64 percent of Canadians approve of his government’s performance. Among 18- to 34-year-olds, it’s a remarkable 78 percent. According to the poll, 58 percent of Canadians say that Trudeau has met or exceeded their expectations.

At a time when Western governments are facing an increasingly divided and fractious electorate and leaders are hanging on for dear life, Trudeau is in an enviable position.

Nik Nanos, chairman of the polling firm Nanos Research, has come up with numbers similar to those found by Ipsos. Repeated predictions that Trudeau’s honeymoon with the electorate is ending appear to have been proven wrong.

“Nothing has occurred in the last 12 months that has negatively affected his personal brand and his popularity,” Nanos said in an interview.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...ustin-trudeau/
 
coldstream
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Yup.. he's up for Twit of the Year.. flower child, half wit, national embarrasment.. traipsing through the tulips barefoot.

He's on the wrong side of history in just about everything.. as will become evident in short order.
 
EagleSmack
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Pesky comments...

I live in western Canada. Just today a local radio station polled listeners as to their opinion of Trudeau and his first year in office. Listeners were asked to rate him from A to F. Here are the results - 10% rated him an 'A'; 22% rated him a 'B'; 25% 'C'; 18% 'D' and 25% rated him an 'F'. Clearly he is not "unbelievably popular". On a personal note - I believe that he has been an absolute disaster. I have voted in 14 federal elections. In the first 11 I voted Liberal. Never again.



Justin Trudeau is the best part time drama teacher Canada has ever elected as PM, he is one amazing man, he can give away more money in one day than most PM's can give away in a year.
The budget will balance itself, Trudeau's famous statement, he promised a ten billion dollar deficit in his first year, it's now going to be 35 billion, he sure is a great fiscal manager, NOT. He is an idiot that got elected with 27% of the eligible voters approval.
Canada is screwed with selfie boys policies, I hope the U.S. doesn't follow suit by electing a criminal, Trump may not the best possible choice but he is far better than the criminal cartel running against him.
Trudeau's popularity is headed down the toilet, just like the phony poles that are arranged to prop him up





I am sorry Alan Freeman, and readers who believe this article. It is completely wrong. I personally, as a Canadian, do NOT know 1 single person who likes Trudeau. He was NOT voted in. He got in because the vote was split between conservatives and NDP. Nobody expected him to win. It was a shock, and his politics have been nothing but shock after shock.
If you want a prime minister that runs around with his tongue hanging out, or does hand stands, or runs around with his shirt off, or is the king of selfies, you are welcome to him ... because we DON'T want him ... we DON'T like him. Please take him. And don't ever believe this article. Everything is wrong, especially the numbers.
So, here it is: We Canadians are EMBARRASSED by Trudeau and his ridiculous antics. He is first of all his mothers son, and secondly, his fathers son ... neither of which are icons. So, please: take our prime minister. Just don't give him back.
 
petros
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#4
Quote:

Among 18- to 34-year-olds, it’s a remarkable 78 percent

what is amongst the mature?
 
mentalfloss
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#5
Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

what is amongst the mature?

78 percent
 
Tecumsehsbones
#6
Was it good for you, mentalfloss?
 
mentalfloss
#7
Absolutely.

But I've followed politics for a while now so my expectations are tempered based on the complete dogfart that was in office before Trudeau.
 
Tecumsehsbones
+1
#8
Quote: Originally Posted by mentalfloss View Post

Absolutely.

But I've followed politics for a while now so my expectations are tempered based on the complete dogfart that was in office before Trudeau.

That's OK. Be sure to wipe off the ceiling before your mom gets home.
 
EagleSmack
+2
#9
mf MSH
Last edited by EagleSmack; Oct 26th, 2016 at 03:13 PM..
 
Tecumsehsbones
#10
Dude, we soooo DON'T need to see your home movies from the 'Nam!
 
EagleSmack
+1
#11
Is that Nam'? I thought it was Ontario!
 
Tecumsehsbones
#12
Quote: Originally Posted by EagleSmack View Post

Is that Nam'? I thought it was Ontario!

Vietnam, Ontario, what's the difference? Furriners is furriners. Traitors, the lot of 'em.
 
darkbeaver
Republican
#13
Quote: Originally Posted by EagleSmack View Post

Pesky comments...

I live in western Canada. Just today a local radio station polled listeners as to their opinion of Trudeau and his first year in office. Listeners were asked to rate him from A to F. Here are the results - 10% rated him an 'A'; 22% rated him a 'B'; 25% 'C'; 18% 'D' and 25% rated him an 'F'. Clearly he is not "unbelievably popular". On a personal note - I believe that he has been an absolute disaster. I have voted in 14 federal elections. In the first 11 I voted Liberal. Never again.



Justin Trudeau is the best part time drama teacher Canada has ever elected as PM, he is one amazing man, he can give away more money in one day than most PM's can give away in a year.
The budget will balance itself, Trudeau's famous statement, he promised a ten billion dollar deficit in his first year, it's now going to be 35 billion, he sure is a great fiscal manager, NOT. He is an idiot that got elected with 27% of the eligible voters approval.
Canada is screwed with selfie boys policies, I hope the U.S. doesn't follow suit by electing a criminal, Trump may not the best possible choice but he is far better than the criminal cartel running against him.
Trudeau's popularity is headed down the toilet, just like the phony poles that are arranged to prop him up





I am sorry Alan Freeman, and readers who believe this article. It is completely wrong. I personally, as a Canadian, do NOT know 1 single person who likes Trudeau. He was NOT voted in. He got in because the vote was split between conservatives and NDP. Nobody expected him to win. It was a shock, and his politics have been nothing but shock after shock.
If you want a prime minister that runs around with his tongue hanging out, or does hand stands, or runs around with his shirt off, or is the king of selfies, you are welcome to him ... because we DON'T want him ... we DON'T like him. Please take him. And don't ever believe this article. Everything is wrong, especially the numbers.
So, here it is: We Canadians are EMBARRASSED by Trudeau and his ridiculous antics. He is first of all his mothers son, and secondly, his fathers son ... neither of which are icons. So, please: take our prime minister. Just don't give him back.


He'sagreat leader dispite you/re negativty, our future ios assured with such a photogenic Prime whatever.,
 
petros
#14
What do people Justin's age or older think of him?
 
darkbeaver
Republican
#15
At that age they don't know about thinking, you remember the trouble you had with that,
 
petros
#16
Luckily I can think back 4 years ago.
 
Remington1
#17
Joly is about to tax our internet which means taxing us for Netflix.. tax tax tax, wonder what else is on the list??? Liberals and taxes!!
 
petros
#18
As significant owners of Netflix through the CPP fund, shut up and accept your cheque.
 
pgs
Free Thinker
#19
Quote: Originally Posted by mentalfloss View Post

Absolutely.

But I've followed politics for a while now so my expectations are tempered based on the complete dogfart that was in office before Trudeau.

So why is your hero adopting so many of that dog fart's policies ?
 
petros
#20
Trans Mountain is a go. I can't wait for the whining.....as the jet lands in Maui.
 
pgs
Free Thinker
#21
Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

What do people Justin's age or older think of him?

That he was going to legalize pot , now that he hasn't they and once again they have found that politics are not for them . Another generation of lost voters .
 
petros
#22
Far out man.
 
taxslave
Free Thinker
#23
Quote: Originally Posted by mentalfloss View Post

Absolutely.

But I've followed politics for a while now so my expectations are tempered based on the complete dogfart that was in office before Trudeau.

Cretin hasn't been in office for quite a while. Best be leaving that crack pipe alone for a while.
But you gotta admit trudOWe does make Harper look like a saint.
 
Cannuck
No Party Affiliation
#24
Chretien was the last PM that actually improved our financial situation. He should come back
 
petros
#25
Quote: Originally Posted by Cannuck View Post

Chretien was the last PM that actually improved our financial situation. He should come back

Is he as popular as you?
 
bobnoorduyn
Free Thinker
#26
Quote: Originally Posted by Cannuck View Post

Chretien was the last PM that actually improved our financial situation. He should come back


Yup, the top income tax bracket was at $66,500, (oddly the maximum wage for MP's, they were topped up with "tax free allowances") for his entire term regardless of inflation, (bracket creep). Anyone anywhere except for Alberta paid up to 52% on anything earned over that. Granted Mulroney started that one. The $50M deficit was eliminated as was the EI $50M surplus, hmmm. He also enacted PET's dream of criminalizing firearms ownership. He re-named CYUL, (Dorval airport) after PET, it should have been Mirabel. But those are only icing on his cake, and pet peeves of mine.
 
Bar Sinister
No Party Affiliation
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Quote: Originally Posted by EagleSmack View Post

I personally, as a Canadian, do NOT know 1 single person who likes Trudeau. He was NOT voted in. He got in because the vote was split between conservatives and NDP. Nobody expected him to win. It was a shock, and his politics have been nothing but shock after shock.
If you want a prime minister that runs around with his tongue hanging out, or does hand stands, or runs around with his shirt off, or is the king of selfies, you are welcome to him ... because we DON'T want him ... we DON'T like him. Please take him. And don't ever believe this article. Everything is wrong, especially the numbers.
So, here it is: We Canadians are EMBARRASSED by Trudeau and his ridiculous antics. He is first of all his mothers son, and secondly, his fathers son ... neither of which are icons. So, please: take our prime minister. Just don't give him back.


First, I like Trudeau and I live in Western Canada and I didn't even vote Liberal. So now you do know someone who likes him. Second, no Prime Minister is voted in - the party is. Third, national polls show Trudeau to still be very popular, probably because of what you refer to as his antics. You might not like the way he acts, but most Canadians seem to. It actually is nice to see a politician who does not have a stick up his rectum. Fourth, I'll wait and see on Trudeau's policies. So far he has not had enough time to carry out many of them, but in two or three years I'll have a better idea of him as will all Canadians.
 
mentalfloss
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Quote: Originally Posted by pgs View Post

So why is your hero adopting so many of that dog fart's policies ?

He's not adopting many at all.
 
petros
#29
Are you high?
 
EagleSmack
+1
#30
He's just not a popular PM.

The popularity of Trudeau is a farce, if you look at the country there is a distinct divide as he only panders to certain groups. He has tariffed products in western Canada and done nothing to rebuild the energy sector which is suffering while giving 1.1 billion dollars to bombardier.... Again. If people support this guy with 39% popularity which is the actual percentage of the votes he received, look to the voter districts. If Manitoba west separates, how will eastern Canada survive without the billions each year taken from them in transfer payments. Let's face it guys this is a puff peice with no credible info whatsoever. No one west of Ontario is content with this selfie taking idiot.




I'm Canadian. And you guts are deluded if you imagine, based on "polls" lol, that Canadians like Trudeau. That's the word "on the street". And really, he was voted in with 40% of the votes. And has disappointed and alienated a good many of those
over the past year.

These polls apparently focus exclusively on his groupies, ie. 58% of those who voted for him still support him. Which is a negative, and more in line with what I've heard from my fellow Canadians.