Angus Reid poll, that provides a mixed bag for the coalition and the government.
On the question of whether the Conservatives deserve to govern, a majority disagree 40%, while 35% say they do (a large 25% unsure, which speaks to the importance of the PR battle). Not a good result for the government.
Support for the coalition shows 36% in favor, 40% against (24% unsure). On the question of whether the opposition should topple the government, similar 41% no, 36% yes. Those numbers are challenging, but the idea has a good base of acceptance. It would seem Dion is a drag on the coalition, with only 24% comfortable with him at the helm, a full 64% not comfortable. Also, the Bloc are a clear weakness, 57% worried about their involvement, only 30% comfortable.
Conservatives are losing the battle on the economy, the clear opening if the coalition is too succeed, a full 53% give the government a failing grade, only 36% approve. Also, and this is our hammer point, a overwhelming number of Canadians support a stimulus package, which just happens to be the cornerstone of the coalition- 75% want a stimulus, a paltry 17% against.
What do we want? 32% want another election, while 37% think we should allow the opposition to form a coalition and another 7% support allowing the opposition to govern by "accord", which translates to 44% tilting opposition, 32% to the polls. Another good number for the coalition side.
All in all, it's slight advantage our side.