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WEAK TORIES MAINTAIN LEAD OVER WEAKER LIBERALS – April 1, 2010

LIBS LANGUISH AT HISTORIC LOWS

[Ottawa – April 1, 2010] –  The ruling Conservatives continue to struggle, with less than a third of Canadians saying they would vote for them if an election were held. Notably, the Conservatives also experienced a significant decline in the incidence of people that felt the federal government was moving in the right direction. Nonetheless, they maintain a significant edge over the Liberals, who remain mired at roughly the level they attained in the 2008 election under Stéphane Dion – the party’s worst-ever election performance.

“The Liberals had a terrible week in the House of Commons, with an embarrassing defeat caused by their own lack of organization,” said EKOS President Frank Graves. “They had a somewhat better weekend with their policy conference in Montreal.”

“However, the Liberals are back down to their core support, and it isn’t budging. Michael Ignatieff is not connecting with Canadians in terms of policy or personality.”

The poll is one of a series of robust surveys conducted by EKOS for exclusive release by the CBC.

The Conservatives and Liberals are now bunched close together in the battleground province of Ontario. In Quebec, the Liberals retain a small margin over the Tories as the leading federalist party. However, it is notable in Quebec that fully a quarter of voters are choosing options other than the BQ, the Liberals or the Conservatives, who have traditionally represented the province in Ottawa.

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1 comment to WEAK TORIES MAINTAIN LEAD OVER WEAKER LIBERALS – April 1, 2010

  • james watson

    Perhaps you guys might calculate seat projections as well. I notice that in the Provinces that matter (seat wise)the Conservatives are either tied or in the lead. I tend not to count the Block in Quebec in my own projections.