02.01.2010 03:40 PM

Survey Says

Liberals in dead heat with Tories, gaining in key battlegrounds: poll (Tories-Poll)
Source: The Canadian Press
Feb 1, 2010 15:28

OTTAWA – A new poll suggests the political ground is shifting under the Conservatives, with the Liberals making gains in key areas.

The Canadian Press Harris-Decima survey shows a continuing dead heat between the two parties, at 32 per cent each.

But below the surface, the figures suggest the Liberals are well ahead in Quebec and have inched into the lead in vote-rich ridings around Toronto.

The Liberals also appear competitive in British Columbia and they’re favoured by women voters.

The NDP is at 15 per cent, the Bloc at 10, and the Greens at nine.

The telephone poll of 2,000 people was taken Jan. 21-31 and has a margin of error of 2.2 percentage points, 19 times out of 20.

INDEX: NATIONAL POLITICS

Update from the Good-Lord-I-Wish-I-Hadn’t-Written-That File: Post editorial mocks “growing public uprisings.” Wanna bet this one – and others, in which the conservative commentariat totally, totally dismissed the backlash against Harper’s three-month-long vacation (here and here and here and here) – won’t now be submitted for an NNA?

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