The Tories have managed to widen the gap from one point two weeks ago to five points in the latest EKOS poll. According to the opinion survey, Conservative support is at 32.5 per cent nationally compared to 27.9 per cent for the Liberals—well off the 11-point lead Tories enjoyed over the Grits in early June. The NDP has 17.4 per cent support.
According EKOS pollster Frank Graves, the narrowing of the gap between Tories and Grits in recent weeks, is “almost certainly exclusively a product of the census decision.”
Mr. Graves’s survey shows Liberal support among university-educated Canadians climbing to 34.4 per cent from 26.3 per cent over the past several weeks—almost entirely at the expense of the Conservatives whose support among the group declined to 29.2 per cent from 32.7 per cent. Interestingly, though, Tory support among College-educated Canadians seems to be holding.
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