Bob Rae’s popularity is surging on word that he will be going away.
Bob Rae, the interim Liberal leader, meanwhile, jumped from 32.2 on the Nanos leadership scale to 41.5 when judged on the same qualities. Mr. Rae announced in June that he was out of the race for the leadership of his party. “Many times when leaders step down, people have a more favourable opinion of them,” said Mr. Nanos. Mr. Rae “has a little bit of an exit honeymoon.”