But nothing yet about having smoked marijuana
Still at the top!
A new poll by Nanos Research reveals all sorts of things about federal politics, in particular the impact of corruption in the Senate, but nothing about Justin Trudeau's public admission on marijuana.
The survey was done between 18 and 22 August, ending a day before the Trudeau made his marijuana admission publicly. So we'll to wait for another public opinion poll before we can gauge the impact it might have had on Canadians.
The survey shows us is Trudeau is not a straw man. Those who called him a flash-in-the-pan, lightweight were wrong. He's been No 1 in the polls since the beginning of the year, and shows no signs of dropping.
Trudeau liberals are six points comfortably ahead of Stephen Harper's Conservatives and headed for a minority government if nothing changes. Harper has reason to worry.
The Liberals are at 36 % in the polls, two more points than they had in June; the Conservatives are at 29.4 %.
The Liberals aren't in majority government territory, but have enough to form a minority government with Trudeau as prime minister. The Liberals have been ahead of the Conservatives for nine months in a row now.
This led Nik Nanos, the big boss at Nanos, to say on CBC television: " I think we are seeing a trend now - a new normal with Liberals led by Trudeau in first place."
The Conservatives are close at six points back, but have not been catching up.
The Harper Conservatives' 29.4% is the lowest they have been all year. Not encouraging!
The NDP is still at 25 %, motionless, as if they were set in stone.
The Nanos poll is the second in a row in which respondents say that political corruption - including Senate corruption -- is more important to them than health as an issue, by a score of 17% for corruption and 12% for health.
This would indicate that Stephen Harper will have to deal with the Senate scandals instead of merely hoping they fade away by themselves during the early fall before Parliament starts up again.
Harper had a good reason to close down Parliament until the end of October. Putting the key in the door of the Commons removed the daily dose of nasty questions he was being served by the Opposition benches, particularly by the NDP who roasted Harper and crooked senators repeatedly day after day.
Not surprisingly, the economy is still the biggest concern of respondents at 35 % -- a remarkable 11 points higher than the 24 % score of two months ago.
The high rating for economic and jobs issues sends a clear message to all the parliamentarians. Ladies and gentlemen in politics, fix our economy. We care about it twice as much as we do about your corruption or our health.