Angus Reid Poll: Conservatives 34%, Justin’s Hair and Communists tied at 27% #elxn42

OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canada’s ruling Conservatives, buoyed by polls showing they are starting to break away in the run-up to the Oct. 19 election, predict they will do even better than forecast given their past ability to beat polls that underestimate voter support.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s Conservatives, seeking a rare fourth consecutive term, had 34 percent support in an Angus Reid poll released on Thursday, compared with 27 percent support for the rival Liberals and New Democrats.

  • The Butterfly

    They’ve only had one majority government, 4.5 years long.

  • David Murrell

    From the post:
    “Eric Grenier, of the poll-aggregating website, said that pattern, set in 2008 and 2011, may not be repeated this time around, with voters suffering from some fatigue after nearly 10 years of Harper”.
    Translation: Eric Grenier and his firm get lots of money from the dominant, establishment media cartel, all of whom want Harper to lose. So Mr. Grenier’s opinions follow the big money.

  • k1962

    Although I don’t want to count my chickens….I guess Stephen Harper was pretty smart in having a long period of campaigning leading up to the election. His conservative stand on the niqab, economic migrants and stripping citizenship from terrorists have all probably given the Conservatives a very nice boost in the polling numbers! Let’s hope it lasts as he is clearly the best choice to lead this country.

  • andycanuck

    The cover of next week’s Maclean’s that was written this week has a cover about how Justin is moving up fast and is going to overtake Harper.

    Time to end the magazine subsidies when the next Government sits.