After several paragraphs of negative spin, the Vancouver Sun lets slip:
The poll shows the Liberals have the support of 47 per cent of decided voters, a number slightly above what they've held throughout the past year.
The NDP has 33-per-cent support, down three points from this time last year.
The seatless Green Party remained steady at 16-per-cent support, a level it has essentially held for the past year as well.
"I think the most important number is that at this point the vote hasn't changed one iota, despite the fact a lot of people knew this [the carbon tax] was coming," said Braid.
"It's been discussed since February and it hasn't had any impact whatsoever."
Probably helps that the provincial NDP is playings its usual "Don't Tax Me, Don't Tax Thee, Tax The Man Behind The Tree" routine, arguing, not a against a carbon tax per se, but just this carbon tax. I suspect that, when the dust settles, the Federal political landscape, much like the landscape in B.C., will remain more or less unchanged, which Dion earning a point or two with the electorate for showing some hitherto unsuspected courage.