Tories, Grits in a virtual tie - Macleans.ca

Tories, Grits in a virtual tie

But neither party is anywhere near a Parliamentary majority

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According to the latest EKOS poll, the Liberals have crept into a virtual tie with the Conservatives. At 30.9 per cent, the Grits now trail the Conservatives (31.5 per cent) by less than a point. The NDP, meanwhile, remains stuck in the mid-teens, garnering 14.9 per cent support. The broad direction of the Harper government left respondents almost equally divided, with 45 per cent of Canadians believing they’re headed down the right path while 42 per cent believe they’re going in the wrong direction. EKOS president Frank Graves says the most important demographic to keep an eye on could be the baby boomers, who are increasingly deserting the Conservatives for the Liberals. “The Conservatives still lead among this group,” he says, “but their lead is much less significant than it was.”

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