1/10/2006

The much-discussed EKOS poll

Yesterday was abuzz with the news that EKOS had taken another poll. It's results were apparently so surprising, that they wanted to wait until after last night's debate to release it. The results as provided by Reuters are:
The EKOS Research poll, conducted for the Toronto Star and La Presse newspapers, showed the Conservatives have the support of 39.1 percent of adult Canadians, with the ruling Liberal Party a distant second at 26.8 percent. The New Democratic Party (NDP) had 16.2 percent support and the Bloc Quebecois, which campaigns only in the French-speaking province of Quebec, had 12.6 percent. The poll of 1,240 Canadians was conducted between January 7 and January 9 and is considered accurate within 2.8 percentage points, 19 times out of 20.
That is almost a 13 point lead for the Conservatives, no small margin. Reuters suggests that a majority government may be in sight. To that end, all I can say is that there are still two weeks left in the campaign. Anything can happen. If last night's debate is any indication though, Martin can kiss his Prime Ministership goodbye.

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