Strategic Outliers

Take a pill everyone:

Fuelled by a substantial rebound in Ontario, a new survey finds the Stephen Harper Conservatives the first choice of 39 per cent of Canadians, 12 points ahead of Stéphane Dion’s Liberals, at 27 per cent.

The figures foreshadow an electoral beating for the Liberals if they were to follow through with recent suggestions and bring the Conservatives down over next week’s budget.

The poll, conducted by The Strategic Counsel for The Globe and Mail/CTV News, shows the widest Conservative lead of a number of recent surveys. Last week, the firm Ipsos-Reid had it 36-29 for the Tories, while Harris-Decima reported a 35-33 Tory margin in its poll released yesterday

Ahh, those were the days.

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