Takes them until par 8 to finally, grudgingly admit that the LPC is still slightly ahead:
The Liberals under Mr. Trudeau were the first or leaning choice for 34 per cent of the survey’s respondents, compared to 31 per cent who said they would or would likely vote Conservative and only 23 per cent who favoured the NDP, the poll found.
Instead they prefer to spend a ton of ink talking about how Mulcair's fortunes have improved without much moving the gauge on the horse-race question. Which is sort of like losing, but winning a moral victory. Which means losing.