There’s been a lot of chatter lately about the possibility of the Harper Conservatives calling an early election.
A new survey will no doubt help buoy that theory.
The Nanos Research analysis, released on Wednesday, claims that for the first time in months, Stephen Harper has numerically surpassed Liberal leader Justin Trudeau in the ‘preferred prime minister’ category.
"In the latest weekly tracking 32 per cent of Canadians say Harper is their preferred choice for PM followed by Trudeau at 30 per cent, Mulcair at 20 per cent and May at four percent," Nanos CEO Nic Nanos wrote to his email subscribers.
Things are still looking good for the Liberals overall — the Nanos survey suggests that 52 per cent of Canadians “would consider voting Liberal” while only 41 per cent would consider voting Tory or NDP.
But, after a year of the Liberals dominating in the opinion polls, the recent flurry of surveys — including the Nanos one — suggest that the Conservatives are gaining steam.