While the Conservatives and Liberals remain in a dead heat in political support, a new poll suggests the Liberals have more room for growth.
The Decima survey, made available exclusively to The Canadian Press, says 80 per cent of voters are decided or leaning to one of the five federal political parties, but almost a quarter say the Liberals would be their second choice.
Only 18 per cent tab the Tories or the NDP as their second pick.
The poll suggests that 39 per cent of those who support or are leaning to the Conservatives would vote Liberal as a second choice.
And 35 per cent of those who support the Liberals say they'd go Tory as a second choice.
Among those decided or leaning NDP, 42 per cent said the Liberals would be second choice, with another 20 per cent prepared to go to the Greens. Only 18 per cent of these nominal NDP votes would go to the Tories as second pick.
The poll gives the Tories 33 per cent support overall, with 31 per cent for the Liberals, 17 per cent NDP, 10 per cent Green and eight per cent favouring the Bloc Quebec
These findings suggest if the Liberals get their act together, that there is a receptive audience waiting. The stagnant Liberal numbers over the past months are a symptom of lack of inspiration. In order for people to move their preference, you need to motivate. This poll tells us that people are open to supporting the Liberals, it is up to the party to give them the nudge.