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New poll gives Conservatives commanding lead

Survey shows Stephen Harper and the Conservatives inching toward majority

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A new poll gives the federal Conservatives a staggering 13-point lead over Michael Ignatieff’s Liberals. At 39.7 per cent support, Stephen Harper and the Conservatives are now flirting with the 40-per-cent mark which many say is a prelude to a majority government. The Nanos Research survey showed a modest 1.6-point gain for the Conservatives. The Liberals, meanwhile, lost 4.6 points, to fall to 26.6 per cent support, while NDP support rose 1.7 points to 18.9 per cent.

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