Here’s why Conservatives will be obsessing over the NDP’s poll numbers in 2019

The most important number in Canadian politics in 2019 may not be Justin Trudeau’s approval numbers or the horse race between the Liberals and the Conservatives.

The number everyone in Ottawa is captivated by? The one showing the steady decline in support for the New Democratic Party in 2018. A recent Ipsos Reid poll shows the party at 18 per cent support, down five percentage points since March.