The latest Nanos poll seems to indicate that the Liberals have gained ground on the NDP and are now in a statistical tie with the New Democrats. It should be noted that the NDP is concentrating on a leadership campaign, in a quest to replace Jack Layton, who passed away due to cancer earlier this year.
The poll conducted as a telephone survey of 1202 Canadians between the 16th and 21st of November, concluded that 35.6% of Canadians supported the Conservative Party, while 28.1% supported the Liberals, 27.3% the NDP and 3.9% the Greens (support for the Bloc Québécois rose marginally to 3.9% nationally and 15.9% in Quebec).
Stephen Harper retains a clear advantage overall in the Nanos Leadership Index (102.4), while interim Liberal Leader Bob Rae is firmly in second ahead of interim NDP Leader Nycole Turmel, with respective Leadership Index scores of 43.9 and 24.9.
As a national issue of concern, jobs/the economy has surpassed healthcare (jobs/economy 29.3%, healthcare 22.8%). Nanos Poll
Below is the the Methodology for the poll and additional results:
MethodologyBetween November 16th and 21st, Nanos Research conducted a random telephone survey of 1,202 Canadians 18 years of age and older. A random telephone survey of 1,202 Canadians is accurate plus or minus 2.8 percentage points, 19 times out of 20.
For 938 committed voters, it is accurate plus or minus 3.2 percentage points, 19 times out of 20.
Results for October 24th, 2011 are from a random telephone survey of 1,202 Canadians conducted between October 20th and 24th, 2011. A random telephone survey of 1,202 Canadians is accurate plus or minus 2.8 percentage points, 19 times out of 20.
For additional data on specific questions you can visit Nanos Research Website.