The Conservatives under Stephen Harper are hanging on in the polls with a narrow lead over opposition leaders Tom Mulcair and Justin Trudeau, who just haven’t been able to steal the podium from the prime minister so far.
A recent poll from EKOS research has federal voting intention with the Conservatives on top, with about 32 per cent. The Liberals follow at almost 28 per cent and the NDP at about 24 per cent.
And according EKOS, the “faux horse race” to the next election has really only just begun, and not even in earnest. The public may start engaging more in federal issues now that the budget has been tabled in the House of Commons, a signal that the unofficial race to the election, expected Oct. 19, is on.
EKOS CEO Frank Graves tells Yahoo Canada News last week that the Conservatives, with their PR skills and funds for government advertising, are winning the framing war.
Last week’s budget, too, serves as a positive for getting the public’s attention.
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