According to a recent Ipsos Reid poll, Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s Tories would win a strong majority if an election were held today. This must be disappointing to the Grits who were hoping for a significant boost in the polls when they booted out the ineffectual Stéphane Dion in favour of “new” Canadian Michael Ignatieff.
Canadians favor the Conservatives over the Liberals by 45 per cent to 26 per cent, while New Democrats (NDP) had the backing of 12 per cent.
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(Ipsos Reid conducted telephone interviews with 1,001 adults from Tuesday through Thursday. The results are considered accurate to within 3.1 percentage points, 19 times in 20.)