Canada PM Trudeau's popularity soars

A poll found 54 percent of respondents prefer the Liberal leader Justin Trudeau as prime ministerCanadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s popularity has reached a new high, even after his arguably worst day in office that saw him recently jostle fellow lawmakers, a poll found Tuesday. “Trudeau has now hit a new personal best,” polling firm Nanos said in a statement. Both the Conservatives and New Democratic Party (NDP), however, have been effectively rudderless after former Tory prime minister Stephen Harper resigned in the wake of electoral defeat last October and NDP leader Thomas Mulcair lost a confidence vote in April.

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