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People are losing faith in Justin Trudeau amid the WE Charity scandal

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's approval ratings have taken a hit amid the WE Charity scandal, with over half of Canadians saying that their opinion of Trudeau has worsened in the last month.

In May, Trudeau's approval rating sat at 55 per cent; that number fell to 44 per cent as of July 23, according to an Angus Reid survey.

Fifty-nine per cent of respondents felt the WE Charity issue is a serious one, which was twice the number who said it was overblown by the media and opposition parties, the survey found.

A plurality (43 per cent) say the Trudeau government knowingly committed an unethical act, with women over the age of 55 most likely to think that the WE Charity scandal was a "simple mistake" (18 per cent).

Men between the ages of 35 to 54 were most likely to believe the issue is a criminal act and should be investigated by police (52 per cent).

Prime Minister Trudeau is facing the third ethics investigation of his five years in office, following accusations of a free vacation on the Aga Khan's private island, and the notorious SNC-Lavalin scandal.

Trudeau will testify in front of the finance committee in the House of Commons regarding the WE Charity affair on Thursday afternoon.

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