An EKOS poll shows that the Liberals have squeaked ahead of the Tories in popularity. Of the almost 11,000 people polled, 33.5 per cent said they would vote Liberal in an election held tomorrow, while 32.3 per cent would choose the Conservatives. Conservatives had been riding fairly high thanks to news of a possible economic turn around. But it seems that the announcement of a $50 billion deficit over the next fiscal year has undercut the party’s support. A resurgence of Liberal popularity in Quebec, along with the buckling of support for the Conservatives in the province, also contributed to the changing numbers. But things aren’t all bad for the Tories, Stephen Harper is still the preferred choice of prime minister, beating out Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff.