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Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau addresses supporters at the B.C. Day Liberal barbeque in Vancouver, B.C., on Monday August 4, 2014.
Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau addresses supporters at the B.C. Day Liberal barbeque in Vancouver, B.C., on Monday August 4, 2014.
(DARRYL DYCK/THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Trudeau’s Liberals surge in summer polls – but it might be a fluke

Are the Liberals in the midst of a summer surge, or are their recently glowing polling numbers a fluke?

A weighted average of the latest polls suggests the Liberals currently enjoy the support of 39 per cent of Canadians, one of the highest aggregate levels of support registered by the party since Justin Trudeau became leader in April 2013. That puts them well ahead of the Conservatives, currently at 28 per cent support, and the New Democrats, who trail in third with 22 per cent.