Friday, November 12, 2010

NDP makes gains amid ‘startling’ Tory-Liberal deadlock


Released Thursday morning, the survey shows Stephen Harper’s team and Michael Ignatieff’s statistically tied. The Conservatives have the support of 29.4 per cent of Canadians compared to 28.6 per cent for the Liberals. Jack Layton’s NDP, however, is at 19.3 per cent – the highest level the party has been at in two years.

Notably, New Democrats are leading among youth and Atlantic Canadians – usually the bastion of the Liberals. And Mr. Graves found that if the vote was restricted to women, the NDP would be tied with the Conservatives, who have tremendous support from older men in Alberta.

The Greens and Bloc, meanwhile, are at 10.7 per cent and 9.3 per cent respectively.

From the Globe. So both the NDP and the Greens are at near-record levels, while the Cons and Libs are both below 30%. I'd be interested to see some seat projections based on this (though it may turn out to be yet another case of "parked" votes that don't mean much).

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