Among decided voters -- which according to the Ipsos Reid poll is all but 4% of them -- the Liberals have the support of 43%, while the Tories have 32%. Just two weeks ago the spread between both parties was just three points.
The poll also puts the NDP at 18% support, and the Greens at 6%.
Leadership does matter, and people see right through Tory's last ditch flip flop on his supposed principled position:
Mr. Wright said if Mr.Tory had not backtracked, he could have at least emerged with his own personal integrity, but now almost two-thirds of the province (61%) sees the move as “simply cynical vote-getting as opposed to a principled stand. It’s an unfortunate situation all the way around”
Lose an election, lose a seat in the legislature and lose your integrity. The political trifecta!!