The Conservatives and the Liberals are back where they were after last year's election in terms of support, according to the latest poll from EKOS.
The weekly poll, released exclusively to the CBC, shows the Conservative Party with the support of 37.4 per cent of decided respondents, just a fifth of a percentage point lower than their result in the vote on Oct. 14, 2008.
The Liberals, at 26.8 per cent, are just over half a percentage point above where they were under Stéphane Dion's leadership in the last election.
The poll indicates the NDP was down by about two percentage points from its election result while the Green Party gained more than three points. Experience, however, suggests the Green Party performs better in polls than at the ballot box, EKOS said.
Conservatives retain double-digit lead
The Conservatives still have a double-digit lead over the Liberals, with the support of 37.4 per cent of decided respondents, down from 38.4 per cent last week. Liberal support held steady at 26.8 per cent and the New Democratic Party saw support slip to 16.3 per cent from 16.7 per cent last week.
The Green Party had the support of 10 per cent, while the Bloc Québécois had 9.4 per cent support.
The automated telephone survey reached 3,327 people between Oct. 28 and Nov. 3. The results carry a margin of error of plus or minus 1.7 percentage points, 19 times out of 20.