The Pollcast: Bernier, O'Leary or someone else?
Host Éric Grenier is joined by Conservative insiders Tim Powers and Chad Rogers
The CBC Pollcast, hosted by CBC poll analyst Éric Grenier, explores the world of electoral politics, political polls and the trends they reveal.
Maxime Bernier and Kevin O'Leary appear to be front-runners for the Conservative leadership — but neither candidate is poised to win on the first ballot. That means they will need to pick-up enough votes from supporters of other candidates in order to get over the 50 per cent mark.
Who has the better path to victory? Will another candidate emerge as the consensus alternative to these two front-runners?
The deadline for eligibility to vote in the Conservative leadership race passed on Mar. 28. Voting will begin on Apr. 28. That leaves little more than three weeks for candidates to make their final pitch.
To discuss the contours of the evolving leadership race, Pollcast host Éric Grenier is joined again by Conservative insiders Chad Rogers of Crestview Strategy and Tim Powers of Summa Strategies.
Listen to the full discussion above — or subscribe to the CBC Pollcast and listen to past episodes.
Past episodes with Chad Rogers and Tim Powers on the Conservative leadership race:
- Jan. 2016: Your primer on the Conservative leadership race
- May 2016: The state of the Conservative leadership race
- July 2016: Tony Clement in, Jason Kenney out
- Sept. 2016: The impact of MacKay's decision not to run
- Nov. 2016: Conservative leadership begins to heat up
- Jan. 2017: O'Leary, French debate shake up race
- Mar. 2017: 3 months to go in CPC leadership race