It probably stings New Democrats who are knocking on doors in South Burnaby trying to get Jagmeet Singh a seat in Parliament.
It’s also painful for those who worked so hard to help Singh become NDP leader only 14 months ago, helping him break the colour barrier for leaders of major parties.
But it’s hard not to wonder about Singh’s political fate when his party is only at 16.8 percent in the federal poll tracker, which is compiled by CBC analyst Eric Grenier.
Justin Trudeau’s Liberals are at 36.4 percent and the Conservatives, led by Andrew Scheer, are at 33.6 percent.
Singh has another major problem: many NDP MPs are saying they won’t contest the next election.