The federal Conservatives and Liberals are deadlocked in the latest EKOS poll. Neither party was able to secure more than 30 per cent support from the Canadian electorate, with 29.4 per cent of respondents saying they would vote for the Tories if an election were held today, while 28.6 per cent saying they would support the Liberals. With 19.3 per cent support, the NDP recorded its highest level of support in more than two years of polling. The survey also suggests that Canadians have a more optimistic view about the long-term implications of their financial situation. Around 28 per cent said that over the next year or so, their short-term personal financial situation would be worse than it is today, compared with 31 per cent who said it would be better. Even better, 45 per cent said their long-term financial outlook would improve, compared to just 20 per cent who said it would be worse.