A new EKOS poll suggests the federal Conservatives’ lead over the Liberals has evaporated and the parties are now virtually tied. The ruling Tories had a sizable lead over the Liberals going into the summer, but a poll conducted between July 28 and August 3 found 29.7 per cent of respondents would vote for the Tories if an election were held today, compared with 28.5 per cent for the Liberals. Support for the Conservatives had not dropped below 30 per cent since late 2006. The poll also suggested that while 46.7 per cent of Canadians believe the Conservative government is moving in the wrong direction, 41 per cent think the country is moving in the right direction.
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