The nation is split over Thomas Mulcair's "Dutch Disease" theory, with slightly more disagreeing than agreeing with the NDP leader.
Some surprising and not so surprising things in the regional numbers:
Most people polled in oil-rich Alberta and the rest of the Prairies disagreed with the NDP leader, while those in Quebec and British Columbia were most likely to agree with him.
Given the mix of resource extraction versus manufacturing in the B.C. economy, these numbers make most sense if you see the larger Dutch Disease hypothesis as a means of getting to an anti-Northern Gateway position.
As to whether his views have hurt Mulcair, it doesn't look the poll asked a simple horse-race question re voting intentions, but there is this:
The poll suggests less than half of Canadians had heard about Mulcair's comments.
If I were the NDP leader I would be saying a little prayer for the Canadian Sheeple.