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Sunday, September 14, 2008

Conservatives lead in new poll

As reported by the Toronto Star: according to a new Canadian Press Harris-Decima poll, Conservatives lead with 40 per cent support nationally, opening up a 14-point edge over the Liberals with 26 per cent.

The New Democrats stood at 15 per cent, the upstart Green party at nine and the Quebec-based Bloc Québécois at eight per cent. The poll is considered accurate to within plus or minus 2.6 percentage points, 19 times out of 20.

According to the same Star report, Stephen Harper offered this sage bit of advice:

Future Conservative governments will have to govern in the interests of a "broad majority" of Canadians if they hope to stay in power, Prime Minister Stephen Harper says, offering a calculated appeal that the country can trust him with a majority.

Stay the course, Prime Minister. Steady as she goes, taking nothing for granted, then a strong sprint to the finish.

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