Pierre Poilievre, centre, Conservative Party leadership candidate, attends a party barbecue in Calgary, Alta., Saturday, July 9, 2022. Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press.

Pierre Poilievre, unity candidate?

Poilievre as a candidate enjoys far higher levels of approval from party members and supporters than his predecessors in the last leadership contest, while Charest is disliked by far wider margins than the 2020 candidates.