Abacus Data finds 37% support for the Tories nationally, unchanged since January.
With newly installed leader Thomas Mulcair at the helm, the New Democratic Party has rocketed to 35% backing.
Far be it for me to contradict a polling company re their own poll, but Mulcair's original anti-tar-sands blast took place way back on May 5th; the Abacus poll was done on May 15th and 16th, right in the middle of the backlash. To me that is not "too early" to measure the effect of his words on the NDP's popularity. And so far they don't seem to have had any negative effect. The next step is for Mulcair to visit Fort Mac and punch everyone he meets right in the kisser. That might put the NDP over the elusive 40% mark. People like a politician who will fight for their values.