The survey suggests the Tories would barely hang on to minority status were an election to be held Wednesday, with 32 per cent of Canadians surveyed saying they would mark their ballots for the government – down four points from the 2006 election.
The Liberals are holding steady at 30 per cent, the same as in the past election, as are the New Democrats at 18 per cent.
The Greens are at 10 per cent, up five from the vote.
Conservatives have dropped another two points, Libs one, NDP up two, Greens unchanged.
More bad news in the regionals, especially Quebec:
On the race for votes, the Conservatives have dropped most in Quebec, where 16 per cent said they would opt for the Tories, down nine points from the election. The Liberals are up one point to 22 per cent. The Bloc Québécois continues to significantly lead the pack with 46 per cent, up four points.
In Ontario, the Liberals increased their lead from last month by three percentage points over the Tories, to 39-31.
How's that "smile be happy" theme working in central Canada Mr. Flaherty?
It gets worse:
In Ontario, which has absorbed the brunt of recent layoffs, 32 per cent picked the government as the best stewards of the economy, down six percentage points from February. By contrast, the Liberals were picked by 34 per cent, seven points ahead of where they were.
In Quebec, 29 per cent picked the Tories, down four points, while 24 per cent chose the Liberals, a drop of two points.
I guess the next question, have the Conservatives hit bottom?