Canada - Latest EKOS poll shows that Conservatives lead Liberals
Just over a week ago Michael Ignatieff made four demands in order for him to support the minority Conservative government. This ended up in a meeting between Prime Minister Harper and Michael Ignatieff..
When the two leaders emerged for the meeting, it appeared that Michael Ignatieff had softened his demands and only got the concession of discussing Employment Insurance Reform over the summer by appointing a bi-partisan committee.
The results of Michael Igantieff empty demands are now reflected in the latest EKOS polls.
The Conservatives now enjoy a 34.8% popularity, while the Liberals have slipped to 32.6% for the first time in months.
Stephen Harper's popularity has increased 34% while Michael Igantieff's has slipped to 32%.
The two parties are now neck to neck in the battleground province of Ontario.
The NDP came in at 14.6%, the Green Party at 9.3% and the BLOC at 9%.
The federal Conservatives have pulled ahead of the Liberals in voter support for the first time in months, according to a new EKOS poll released exclusively to CBC News after a week of political brinkmanship that saw Michael Ignatieff threaten to trigger a summer election.
National federal vote intention
- Conservatives: 34.8 per cent.
- Liberals: 32.6 per cent.
- NDP: 14.3 per cent.
- Green: 9.3 per cent.
- BQ: 9 per cent.
- 34 per cent approve.
- 46 per cent disapprove.
- 32 per cent approve.
- 37 per cent disapprove.
Asked which party they would support if a federal election were held tomorrow, 34.8 per cent of respondents said they would cast their ballots for Stephen Harper's Tories, while 32.6 per cent opted for Ignatieff's Liberals, EKOS said.