Conservative lead shrinks overnight

New poll shows Liberals closing in on Tories

A new Nanos Research poll shows support for Stephen Harper’s Conservatives has increased from 38.4 percent to 39.1 per cent, but the Liberals are nonetheless closing in. The rolling three-day survey that ended Wednesday evening showed the Tory lead over the Grits had shrunk from 10 to 6 points. The Liberals, who went form 28.7 per cent to 32.7 per cent, appear to be successfully siphoning off support from Jack Layton’s NDP, who dropped nearly 4 points from 19.6 per cent to 15.9 per cent. Meanwhile, the Bloc hold steady at 8.7 per cent support, while Elizabeth May’s Green Party dropped from 3.7 per cent to 4.1 per cent. Still, a hefty 21.7 per cent of Canadians say they remain “undecided.”

The Globe and Mail

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