Liberals - 34% (-2%)
Conservatives - 31% (+1%)
NDP - 20% (+1%)
Bloc - 11% (nc)
Other - 4% (nc)
Undecided - 11% (-2%)
What does this mean? The Undecided Party are going to take the same number of seats as the Bloc. Just kidding. Seriously, the Liberal Party has launched a lawsuit against the Undecided Party for copyright infringement. Er, sorry that was sooo obvious. You could see that coming a mile off. :)
Across the country, party preferences have moved modestly in some regions. The Liberals have lost some ground in Quebec and on the Prairies, and widened their lead in the Toronto area. The Conservatives have made gains across western Canada where they had been losing ground in previous surveys. The NDP has suffered some losses in Manitoba and Saskatchewan. The BQ continues to hold a massive lead in the province of Quebec.The Conservatives are picking up support at the expense of the NDP and Liberals in the mid-west, which is some great news. As for the leaders:
The percentage of Canadians who approve of the job being done by Prime Minister Paul Martin has continued its steady year long decline and now stands at an all-time low of 41 percent. Over half of Canadians (56%) now disapprove of Paul Martin.There's no question that Mr. Layton is on fire. Unfortunately for him, he's unable to turn that into support for the NDP, although 20% is not bad ... The 20% is likely as a result of the "We Made Parliament Work" tag-line - the funny thing is, if the Liberals do reneg on the budget amendment as is conjectured, the NDP would be the ones to suffer for it, I bet.
There has also been a steep decline in the proportion of Canadians who approve of the job being done by Conservative leader Stephen Harper. Currently, just 33 percent approve, while six in ten (59%) disapprove. As has been the case with Paul Martin, approval of Stephen Harper has been declining steadily in each survey conducted over the past year.
Approval of the job Jack Layton has done as NDP leader has risen by five points to the current level of 57 percent, making him the only national party leader who is approved of by a majority of Canadians. Three in ten Canadians (31%) disapprove of Layton.
Almost two-thirds of Quebecers (64%) approve of Gilles Duceppe as Bloc Québécois leader, up slightly from April.
Just something to talk about.