Conservatives would garner 34% of the vote if an election was held today, compared to 31% for the Liberals.
The NDP would capture 17%, the Bloc Quebecois nine% and the Green Party eight%, the poll suggests.
The poll by Ipsos-Reid is the third national sampling of voter intentions released within the past week that has said the Tory lead over the Grits has all but evaporated.
A rarity, only one party is up from the last Ipsos poll, the Liberals. Mind you, it's not hard to rebound from a 24% finding, but this does represent another poll which puts the Liberals back over 30%. Poll to poll, Libs up 7%, Cons minus 3%, NDP minus 2%, Greens minus 2%.
IR shows a statistical tie in Ontario, quite a change from the 10% lead in late November, and the Liberals up 9%. NDP sit at 15%, which explains their drop- Ipsos had them at a curiously high 21% in November.
In Quebec, the first 30% score we've seen from any pollster for the Liberals in some time. 37% for the Bloc, 15% for the Cons, no result posted for the NDP. I'd remain sceptical of this finding, seems a tad high, but all the polls have shown a small Liberal rise recently.
Anyways, whenever you see a story in the National Post detailing the "evaporated" Conservative lead, accompanied by a concession that NO, Haiti isn't helping the government change channels, it's a good day.
Looking forward, I've seen virtually no criticism directed towards the Liberals for showing up in Ottawa tomorrow. A very professional tone, this looks to be another week where the opposition effectively fills the political vacuum, created by Harper.