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New poll sees Ignatieff gain on Harper

Conservatives "squandered" lead with census debacle

The latest Ekos poll conducted for the CBC has the Liberals and Conservatives locked in a virtual tie, with the Tories garnering 29.4 per cent support, while the Liberals are at 29.1 per cent. The NDP, meanwhile, came in third with 15.7 per cent support, and was trailed by the Greens at 13 per cent and the Bloc at 10.9 per cent. The pollster found that Harper’s party “squandered” its lead by driving educated voters away from the party with the census debacle. Fifty-six per cent of respondents said the census change would cost the country vital data and only 26 per cent of respondents said that the mandatory long form was a violation of privacy.

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