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(07/19/07) -

Tories Tied with Liberals in Canada

(Angus Reid Global Monitor) – Canada’s main federal political parties are even, according to a poll by The Strategic Counsel released by CTV and the Globe and Mail. 31 per cent of respondents would support the Conservatives in the next election to the House of Commons, while 31 per cent would back the Liberals.

(Angus Reid Global Monitor) – Canada’s main federal political parties are even, according to a poll by The Strategic Counsel released by CTV and the Globe and Mail. 31 per cent of respondents would support the Conservatives in the next election to the House of Commons, while 31 per cent would back the Liberals.

The New Democratic Party (NDP) is third with 17 per cent, followed by the Bloc Québécois with 10 per cent, and the Green party also with 10 per cent. Support for the Tories fell by three points since May, while backing for the Grits remained stable.

Canadians renewed the House of Commons in January 2006. The Conservative party—led by Stephen Harper—received 36.3 per cent of the vote, and secured 124 seats in the 308-member lower house. Harper leads a minority administration after more than 12 years of government by the Liberal party. In December 2006, former environment minister Stéphane Dion became the new leader of the Liberals.

Yesterday, Harper urged for more support from members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) in Afghanistan, saying, “The level of troop commitments of NATO today are not sufficient to achieve the long-run objectives that the international community and NATO have set for themselves. Canadians are more than aware that we are carrying more than a disproportionate burden in Afghanistan.”

Polling Data

How would you vote if an election were held today?

 

Jul. 15

May 17

Apr. 24

Mar. 21

Conservative

31%

34%

36%

39%

Liberal

31%

31%

30%

31%

New Democratic Party

17%

16%

13%

13%

Bloc Québécois

10%

10%

9%

8%

Green

10%

9%

12%

9%

Source: The Strategic Counsel / CTV / The Globe and Mail
Methodology: Telephone interviews with 1,000 Canadian adults, conducted from Jul. 12 to Jul. 15, 2007. Margin of error is 3.1 per cent.