The Starting Line
However, it's good to see where the parties are starting off from so I'll post the two polls which came out today:
The Quebec numbers are just ugly for the Grits right now with the BQ at, or near, 60% in both polls. If those numbers hold (and they rarely do for the BQ), that would translate to a near sweep of the francophone ridings.
The Liberals are up by 12 in Ontario in the Environics poll, but only 4 in Pollara. Safe to say, if the Tories can somehow stay at (or above?) 38%, they'll be in very good shape come election day.
Most important, in my opinion, is that 17% are still undecided. So the campaign will matter.
Now, with all this in mind, I encourage everyone to head over to the second (annual?) James Bow election pool and cast their predictions. I'll be posting my predictions later this week...every day I go back and forth between who I think will come out on top.
UPDATE: The pollsters are surprisingly consistent. Allan Gregg has it as:
The best news for the Conservatives? More voters feel the Liberals are harbouring a "secret agenda" than the Conservatives. Wow.
TUESDAY UPDATE: Ipsos has it 31-31.