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Nanos power index puts federal Conservatives at 12-month low

A new poll out of Nanos Research suggests the Conservatives are at a 12-month low when it comes to which party those polled were more likely to vote for.

Researcher Nik Nanos told CFRA's Madely in the Morning that if an election was held today it would significantly favour the Liberals.

"On the index, which is a roll-up of leadership and vote preferences, the Liberals come in at, and this is a point scale not a percentage, at 56.5 points and the Conservatives at 48.7," said Nanos.

When it comes to who would make a better prime minister the poll's respondents put Justin Trudeau 6 points ahead of Stephen Harper.

Nanos said the results are unusual, particularly because of their timing.

"Summertime is usually good for an incumbent government. This House is not sitting, and the opposition parties don't have a platform to attack them. So, the timing of this should also be of concern to the Conservatives," said Nanos.

The poll also shows the Liberals have the largest pool of accessible voters at 54 per cent, the NDP are second at 44 and the Conservatives are at 36 per cent which is also a 12-month low.

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