The Canadian Press Harris-Decima poll, which surveyed 1,000 voters across Canada last week, gave the Tories 36 per cent support, followed by the Liberals at 28 per cent. The New Democrats followed at 15 per cent, with the Bloc Quebecois and the Greens tied at nine per cent.
For context, here are Decima's results from last week:
Nationally, in the latest week, the Liberals stand at 34%, the Conservatives 33%, 15% for the NDP, 9% for the Greens and 7% for the BQ.
A big swing in Ontario, mirroring other recent polls:
In vote-rich Ontario, the Liberals had 39 per cent, the Tories 36 per cent, the NDP 13 per cent and the Greens nine per cent.
In Ontario, latest results show the Liberals leading with 47%, the Conservatives with 29%, the NDP at 14%, and the Greens at 9%. Averaging three weeks, the Liberals lead with 41% compared to the Conservatives at 30%, the NDP at 15% and the Greens at12%.
All the parties down, and the Conservatives have benefited.
In Quebec, 38 per cent of respondents expressed support for the Bloc, compared with the Tories at 29 per cent, the Liberals at 16 per cent, the NDP at 10 per cent and the Greens with six per cent.
In Quebec the latest week shows the BQ at 35%, the Liberals 26%, the Conservatives 19%, the NDP 11% and the Greens with 7%. Averaging three weeks, the BQ leads with 32%, the Liberals are at 28%, followed by the Conservatives at 21%, 8% for the NDP and 7% for the Green Party.
Again, the same trend lines we've seen elsewhere.
The silver lining, clearly there is much volatility in the electorate. These types of movements are indicative of soft supporters, they can be won back, but clearly the Conservatives week long solo barrage of the airwaves has paid dividends.
Maybe it's my nature, but the "underdog" role isn't necessarily a bad position at the beginning, not particularly worried just yet. That said, lots of work to do for sure, Decima merely cements the reality.