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Liberal leader Justin Trudeau speaks about his private member’s bill during a news conference Wednesday June 11, 2014 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Liberal leader Justin Trudeau speaks about his private member’s bill during a news conference Wednesday June 11, 2014 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
(Adrian Wyld/THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Can polls done a year out predict Trudeau’s fortunes in the next election?

The next federal election is scheduled to take place just less than 16 months from today. There is even speculation that the vote could come earlier, putting us within 12 months of the next election. As it stands, Justin Trudeau’s Liberals hold a comfortable lead over the governing Conservatives in the polls. But does that tell us anything about what the election result will be in 2015?