If an election were held now, the Liberals would have a slight advantage, nationally, at 32%, followed by the Conservatives at 31%, the NDP at 17%, and the Green party at 9%. The poll surveyed 1,000 Canadians and is considered accurate within 3.1 percentage points, 19 times out of 20.
Take this finding with a grain of salt, given how volatile Ipsos regional numbers usually are:
The big changes appear to be in the western provinces, where the Conservatives have seen their support drop by 13 percentage points in Alberta and 19 percentage points in British Columbia.
In Alberta, the Tories were standing at 53 per cent support, followed by the Liberals at 25%, the Greens at 11% and the NDP at 9%. In B.C., the NDP surged 15 percentage points to take the lead with 30% support, followed by the Liberals at 29%, the Tories at 24%, and the Greens at 16%.
"While that province [B.C.] tends to be a bit volatile, it's by no mistake that this drop [in support for the Conservatives] comes in probably the most eco-conscious part of the country and right on the heels of the Tory plan," said Wright.
Canadians aren't buying what Baird is spewing :) :
But according to the poll, only 32% of Canadians believed him while 55% said he was "just saying these things to scare people so that the government doesn't have to do things it doesn't want to do."
The poll found that 61% of Canadians believe the Conservative government's proposal "does not go far enough or move with enough urgency to make a meaningful contribution to the global effort to fight climate change.
When asked if they personally believed the plan was a good one, only 40% of respondents answered yes, while 52% said it was "a bad plan."
Greens up 2, NDP up 3, Liberals down 2, Tories down 3 from last week.
I'm particularly pleased to see that Canadians see right through Baird, he's failed to make the case with his bombastic language and juvenile demeanor.
This is the fourth week in a row that Ipsos has the Tories slipping. We all know what the Liberal bottom is, I guess the question, what is the Conservatives?