Apparently, if a recent poll means anything, Jack Layton could be the next leader of the opposition.
The Toronto Star and Angus Reid Strategies survey indicates that 40 per cent of Canadians would vote for Stephen Harper’s Conservatives if an election were held tomorrow, and the Stéphane Dion Liberals and Jack Layton New Democrats are tied at 21 per cent support. The Elizabeth May Greens are at a distant 7 per cent support.
In the strategically important battle, Ontario, the Conservatives lead the Liberals, 39 per cent to 27 per cent. The NDP follow at 25 per cent, with the Greens again at a distant 7 per cent.
The Bloc has regained its strength in Quebec with 39 per cent support compared to the Conservatives’ 27 per cent. The Liberals are at 15 per cent and the NDP at 12 per cent.
The survey of 1,508 Canadians was conducted Wednesday and Thursday, and has a margin of error of plus or minus 2.5 percentage points, 19 times out of 20.