The Pollcast: A last look at the Conservative leadership race
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.
Most of the votes have already been cast. The identity of the next leader of the Conservative Party is somewhere in the mass of ballots sitting in a counting room in Vaughan, Ont. Once those ballots are processed, the result will be revealed on Saturday night.
Who will emerge as the next leader of Her Majesty's Official Opposition and the person to take on Justin Trudeau's Liberals in 2019?
Before a single person had put his or her name forward, Pollcast host Éric Grenier has been joined by Conservative insiders Chad Rogers of Crestview Strategy and Tim Powers of Summa Strategies to break down the race. They come back one more time to give their final thoughts before the next leader is named.
Do Michael Chong or Kellie Leitch have a path to victory? What impact could social conservatives Pierre Lemieux and Brad Trost have on the vote? Can either Erin O'Toole or Andrew Scheer garner enough second choice support to surpass Maxime Bernier?
And just how much of a favourite is Bernier?
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
- Apr. 2017: Bernier, O'Leary or someone else?
- Apr. 2017: Kevin O'Leary's exit