Nik’s back and there’s gonnna be numbers. Here’s his latest on leadership:

Budget Performance Question:

For each of the following leaders I would like you to rate their performance in handling the federal budget as very good, good, average, poor or very poor.

Net Leader Performance in Handling the Budget

Michael Ignatieff +21 (n=1,000)
Gilles Duceppe +18 (n=263)*
Stephen Harper +15 (n=1,000)
Jack Layton -6 (n=1,000)

*Note: Quebec only

Net Performance is calculated by subtracting those who thought a leader had done a poor or very poor job of handling the budget from those who thought a leader had done a good or very good job.