The Forum poll in particular shows just how much of a wildcard Trudeau’s leadership could become. With Trudeau at the helm, the Liberals are boosted by 12 points to 42 per cent -- a level of support no party has enjoyed since the Conservatives put up a similar number in a poll taken just after the 2011 federal election.
Whether or not a Trudeau-led party would actually get 41 per cent is a little beside the point. That such a large proportion of Canadians are willing to ditch their current party of choice easily is more significant. With so little attachment to any of the main parties, a huge number of votes are up for grabs -- particularly those who have swung back and forth between the Liberals and New Democrats since the last election.