Conservatives widen lead over opposition: poll
Heading into the Thanksgiving weekend ahead of the Oct. 14 vote, new poll numbers suggest Stephen Harper's Conservatives may be on the way back up in the minds of voters after enduring a slide in support earlier this week.
A Canadian Press/Harris-Decima poll released Friday shows the Harper Tories have the support of 34 per cent of respondents, up two percentage points from Thursday.
The four-day rolling poll shows Stéphane Dion's Liberals are down a point to 26 per cent compared to the previous day's polling.
The NDP sees a decrease in its support as it drops one point from Thursday's poll numbers to 18 per cent. The Greens are at 12 per cent and the Bloc Québécois polling at nine per cent nationally.
The latest sample represents 1,284 interviews of Canadians conducted Monday through Thursday and is considered accurate to within plus or minus 2.7 percentage points, 19 times out of 20.
- The federal NDP did not have 17 per cent support in the Oct. 10 Canadian Press/Harris-Decima poll, as initially reported, and the party's support level did not drop by two percentage points. In fact, the NDP had 18 per cent support, marking a drop of just one point. Also, the Bloc Québécois had nine per cent of support, not eight as initially reported.Oct 10, 2008 10:09 PM ET
With files from the Canadian Press