Details of the new Strategic Counsel poll, which has Libs and Cons deadlocked at 33%, can be found here. In their desperate attempt to spin this as good news for the Harper Tories, the G&M quotes SC managing partner Tim Woolstencroft as saying:
“The government has made some headway in broadening the potential of its appeal."
Not broadening its appeal, mind you: the "potential of its appeal". Its potential potential, as it were. Go home, Mr. Woolstencroft, you've done your work for today.
Meanwhile, Dalton is back in Majority territory, according to the new Ipos Reid:
The Liberals are now at 42-per-cent support compared to 35 per cent for the Tories, according to the poll, conducted exclusively for CanWest News Service and Global Television. That represents a four-point change from the last Ipsos poll released one week ago when the Tories trailed the Liberals by just three points.
Most of the small bump McGuinty has achieved in the last week is attributed to his opposition to John Tory's policy on religious school funding. Presumably, whoever advised the Conservatives on their educational policy has had their ass kicked back to Mushaboo.