Friday, December 14, 2012

Poll: NDP on Conservatives' tail

The Huffington Post:

One of the last polls of 2012 shows the NDP close on the heels of the Conservatives as the Harper government approaches the midpoint of its mandate. But how do Stephen Harper and Thomas Mulcair stack up?

The poll by Abacus Data for Sun Media, conducted December 7-8 and surveying 1,505 online panelists, shows the Conservatives at 34 per cent support, down two points from Abacus' last poll from mid-November and six points from the May 2011 election. The New Democrats placed second with 32 per cent, up three points since November and one point since the last election.

The Liberals managed 22 per cent, unchanged from Abacus' last survey, while the Greens and Bloc Québécois had six per cent apiece.

Just as in Abacus Data's recent poll for The Huffington Post Canada on Generation Y, the New Democrats also led in this survey among Canadians between the ages of 18 and 29. The Conservatives had the advantage among Canadians aged 30 or older. The Tories were also up among men, by six points, while the NDP was ahead among women by two.

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