Trump defies legal woes with strong polls; Trudeaus separate
Trump enjoyed a five-point advantage among Republicans who supported him over Democrats who support Biden – 88%to 83%. But Biden makes up the gap with independents, with 42% of them favoring him compared to 37% for Trump.
Canadians are watching with unease. The Trump years were difficult for Canada. The Trump administration forced a long and difficult negotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement – now the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement – and encouraged the flow of toxic extremist politics across the border.PM Justin Trudeau, meanwhile, is facing his own election before the end of 2025. On Wednesday, news broke that he and his wife of 18 years, Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, were separating. It’s unlikely the separation will be over-politicized or have an effect on the election. To its credit, Canada has a history of leaving such private matters alone, with certain exceptions – including the 1977 separation of Trudeau’s father, then-prime minister Pierre Trudeau, and his mother Margaret Trudeau.