Nationally, the Conservatives sat at 35 per cent in the poll, versus 31 for the Liberals, 13 per cent for the NDP and 10 per cent for the Green Party.And his own strategist admits we don't like him:
Conservative party strategist Tim Powers says that while Quebecers, like many other Canadians, might not be enthralled with Harper personally, they appreciate what he's accomplished.And Ontario remains the hardest nut for Harper to crack:
And in Ontario, the Liberals were ahead in the most recent survey at 41 per cent to the Conservatives' 33 per cent. The NDP were at 14 per cent and the Green Party at 11 per cent in the province.Canadians seem to prefer the status quo for now, despite the best efforts of Mini Bush's crew to change the dynamic.
Anderson says too much has been made of "relatively modest" improvements in the polls for the Conservatives lately.
"Because there are so many choices and permutations, and so much clustering around the centre for the two main parties, there's going to be more volatility and there has been more volatility over the past couple of years than we've seen before," Anderson said.