The Leger Marketing survey indicates the Conservatives had the support of 33 per cent of respondents, the Liberals 22 per cent and the NDP 12 per cent. The Bloc Quebecois had the backing of seven per cent of respondents while the Green Party had five per cent.
The numbers jump with the redistribution of the undecided, suggesting Conservative support was at 41 per cent, Liberals 27 per cent, the NDP 14 per cent, the Bloc nine per cent and the Greens six per cent.
The poll of 1,500 people was conducted between March 20 and 25 and has a margin of error of 2.6 percentage points 19 times out of 20.
I would like a breakdown of how many people were polled on which days. As I've said before any results in the first couple days following the budget are suspect at best. This poll was conducted between Tuesday and Sunday, so I'm not sure how to read the results. I'm also not sure how you "redistribute" undecideds.
The poll suggests majority terrority for the Tories, which directly contradicts yesterday's Decima findings. Conclusion, who knows.
The Leger poll indicates the Conservatives have yet to pass the dominant Bloc in Quebec. The poll suggested the Bloc still led with 36 per cent support compared to the Conservatives who had 26 per cent, the Liberals a hair behind at 25 per cent and the NDP trailing at 10 per cent.
The news was more encouraging in the other key electoral battleground of vote-rich Ontario, where Leger found the Conservatives polled at 44 per cent support, the Liberals at 32 per cent, the NDP 14 per cent and the Greens at eight per cent.
The margin of error for the Quebec results is five percentage points and 4.5 percentage points for Ontario.
Other good news for Harper in the Leger poll suggests 57 per cent of respondents were satisfied with his government and 35 per cent saw him as the party leader who would make the best prime minister.
Harper was followed by NDP Leader Jack Layton at 14 per cent and Liberal Leader Stephane Dion at 12 per cent.
The Quebec numbers are similar to Decima's, although the Ontario numbers show no relationship whatsoever.