A new Strategic Counsel poll in the Globe seems to be bad news for the Harper government. Support for the Afghan mission is down, with 54% opposed to our involvement in that country. However, the story also refers to more general poll numbers:
About 30 per cent of those polled in the [Quebec] said they would vote for a Conservative candidate if the election were held now, up from 25 per cent who actually voted for one in the January election.
In the rest of the country, about 36 per cent of respondents said they would vote for the Tories, down about four percentage points from the actual results of the Jan. 23 election.
Bit hard to parse this, because the story doesn't give further detail, but it looks like the Conservatives are edging away from majority government territory.
10:48 am update: Thanks to Diana for the link to the CTV account of the poll. Definite bad news for the Tories. Nationwide figures:
Cons: 35%, down four per cent.
Libs: 31%, up two per cent.
NDP: 16%, up two per cent.
Bloc: 9%, up two per cent.
And, as Diana also noted, the Globe story seems to contain factual errors.