Conservatives halt slide in support, poll suggests
Stephen Harper's Conservatives may have stopped this week's bleeding of support on the campaign trail amid growing fears of a recession and global economic turmoil, a new poll suggests.
The latest Canadian Press/Harris-Decima rolling poll gives the Conservatives the support of 32 per cent of respondents, up one percentage point from the day before.
The Liberals are five points back, remaining at 27 per cent for a second straight day after seeing their support numbers rise significantly.
The latest numbers suggest the Conservatives have "touched bottom and are heading north again," said the CBC's David Taylor, who is covering the polls during the campaign ahead of the Oct. 14 federal election.
The four-day rolling survey has the New Democrats at 19 per cent, the Greens at 12 per cent and the Bloc Québécois at eight.
The latest results represent interviews with 1,275 Canadians conducted Sunday through Wednesday and is considered accurate to within plus or minus 2.7 percentage points, 19 times out of 20.
With files from the Canadian Press