Two new opinion polls this week provide the Harper Conservatives with some good news and some bad news.
Let's start with the good news.
According to Nanos Research's weekly brand rankings, more and more Canadians are picking Stephen Harper as their number one choice for prime minister.
"For the fourth week in succession, the percentage of Canadians that rank Harper as their first choice for Prime Minister has risen. For the first time since January 18, 2014, Harper has numerically surpassed Trudeau on this measure although the numbers remain tight on the preferred PM tracking," pollster Nik Nanos wrote as part of an email release.
"Thirty percent of Canadians said that Harper was their first choice as PM, compared to 28 percent for Trudeau and 18 percent for Mulcair. Harper on the PM tracking is up five points in the last four weeks. While Trudeau has been trending downward on this measure over the same period."
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