Newspaper article The Canadian Press

New Poll Suggests Orange NDP Wave Continues to Roll over Blue Tory Shores: Poll Suggests Widening Support for NDP

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

New Poll Suggests Orange NDP Wave Continues to Roll over Blue Tory Shores: Poll Suggests Widening Support for NDP

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OTTAWA - A new poll suggests the New Democrats are widening their support across the country.

The Canadian Press Harris Decima survey indicates that the NDP have 34 per cent of popular support, compared to 30 per cent for the Conservatives.

With a margin of error of 2.2 percentage points, support for the two parties could be equally split.

Still, the poll indicates that the New Democrats have become competitive in traditional Tory areas.

Among rural Canadians, the poll suggests the New Democrats have 31 per cent support, compared to 35 per cent for the Tories.

The NDP appear to have the support of 36 per cent of urban and suburban men, a number that has risen steadily since February.

Meanwhile, the Conservatives are seeing their support in that demographic appear to hover around 29 per cent, down from close to 40 per cent four months ago.

As well, the New Democrats appear to have supplanted the Liberals as the natural party among women, said Allan Gregg, chairman of Harris Decima. …

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