When it comes to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, the bloom left the peach some time ago. That is to say that voters don’t see him with the same glow as before.
The youthful Trudeau, who’s meagre credentials include part-time drama teacher, pulled off an admirable victory in the last election, pulling his party from third place to first place.
Carefully planned photo ops of yoga poses at work, showing off his tattoos, crashing weddings, running topless through city streets and smiling broadly for the cameras promising “sunny ways” was all it took apparently. He also promised deficits, which I thought would sink him.
But no – he prevailed through sheer charisma and by contrasting himself to former Prime Minister Stephen Harper, who many Canadians had grown to view as a dull and angry man.
A new Angus Reid Institute survey has some sobering news for our flash-in-the-plan PM. Trudeau’s approval rating is net negative 23% (just 35% approve; 58% disapprove).
In Trudeau’s magical world of wonders, all you have to do is look good and incessantly pursue ideological gender-based ideas. The deficit? Don’t worry about it. It’ll balance itself – which we know is pure lunacy. It’s now many times larger than he promised. In the event of the predicted economic downturn in the year to come, where is our landing cushion? We have none.
Trudeau has made plenty of rookie mistakes since assuming office.