New poll shows Conservatives slipping in popularity

Pollster points finger at long gun registry and prison talk

A national opinion poll shows Stephen Harper’s Conservatives losing popularity, and the NDP gaining popularity—now statistically on par with the Liberals. Pollster Nik Nanos told the Globe and Mail that “the honeymoon is over” for the Conservatives, meaning their strong majority is in trouble. He posits that Canadians lose interest in the party when they stop talking about the economy and focus instead on prisons and the long-gun registry. The poll, released Sunday, shows the Conservatives at 36.2 per cent—down from 41.8 per cent in June. The NDP and Liberals are nearly tied with 26.8 per cent and 27 per cent respectively.

Globe and Mail

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