H+K’s partner Advanced Symbolics Inc. (ASI) ran an AI analysis that captured a snapshot of the number of people talking about each leader 30 minutes prior to the debate and then 30 minutes afterwards.

What the data shows is that Jagmeet Singh, leader of the NDP, is the clear winner in terms of who gained the most people talking about them.

Justin Trudeau, Liberal leader,  gets the smallest bump, but this is likely good for the incumbent and front-runner.

On the other hand, Andrew Scheer didn’t see much additional traction. For the Conservative leader, this likely isn’t good news, given his need at this stage in the campaign to break the deadlock between his party and the Liberals and generate new interest.  Unfortunately, he did not shake things up and capture more attention in this debate, which was his last opportunity to broadly connect with voters in English Canada.

Singh most engagement on internet


Historical data is collected by ASI from the Canadian Census. Predictive data is from “Polly” – an AI that predicts voter intentions based on publicly available social media data. Social media data is gathered from ASI’s online representative sample of over 270,000 Canadians selected using their patented CIC algorithm.