If Canadians were casting ballots today, parliamentary staff might have to change the letterhead to Prime Minister Thomas Mulcair.
For the first time since Mulcair became leader, the New Democrats are leading in polls with an average of 32.4 per cent support, says an aggregation site tracking federal polling data.
The Conservatives, meanwhile, have dropped slightly to 28.9 per cent, says the latest analysis from ThreeHundredEight.com.
The Liberals have dropped less than a point to 27.4 per cent support – better than they’ve been faring lately – while the Bloc Québécois has 5.2 per cent and the Green Party of Canada, 4.9 per cent.
In terms of seats — which is all that matters — the site projects the NDP would win between 113 and 140 seats. The Conservatives would win between 99 and 141 seats and the Liberals between 71 and 106.
With the Tories at a lower low, the site’s more precise projection says the NDP would win 127 seats to the Conservatives’ 114.
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