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Federal Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau speaks to the Vancouver Board of Trade in Vancouver on Friday, April 11, 2014.
Federal Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau speaks to the Vancouver Board of Trade in Vancouver on Friday, April 11, 2014.
(Jonatan Hayward/THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Liberals consistently lead polls in year since Trudeau became leader

Justin Trudeau became leader of the Liberal Party of Canada one year ago this week. When that happened, his party moved ahead in national voting intentions. He has yet to relinquish that lead.

The latest polls give the Liberals about 36 per cent support and an eight-point advantage over the governing Conservatives. In 48 polls conducted since Mr. Trudeau became Liberal Leader on April 14, 2013, his party has led or has been tied for the lead in all but two of them. The Liberals are up five points on where they stood a year ago, eight points on where they were in the month before naming their new leader, and 14 points compared to the support the Liberals enjoyed in September 2012, just before Mr. Trudeau announced his intentions to run for the leadership.