Published October 15, 2012 | 11:37 am
Ottawa: The gloomy political forecast for the Liberal Party of Canada seems to be over with the party enjoyed a bounce in its popularity after a one-man show featuring MP Justin Trudeau, according to a new poll by Nanos Research Inc.
A Nanos Research survey reveals the Liberals have picked up almost six points over the Opposition New Democrats in the past month, and are edging the NDP for overall support for the first time since April 2012.
The recent poll revealed that support for the Conservatives remains steady at 33.3 percent with the Liberals at 30.1, the NDP at 27.9, the BQ at 4.7 and the Green Party at 2.9.
Liberals have picked up 5.5 percentage points in the past month and are ahead of the NDP for the first time since April 2012 , noticeably in two key battlegrounds, British Columbia and Ontario.
The poll, which was conducted by Nanos Research between Oct. 4 and Oct. 11 and is considered accurate within plus or minus 3.1 percentage points, 19 times out of 20.
In Ontario, the Liberals have picked up nearly 10 points with support at 36.1 per cent, up from 26.3 per cent last month, while in B.C., support for the Liberals has nearly doubled with support now at 40.6 per cent, up from 21 per cent in September.Support for the Liberals in Quebec remains almost unchanged at 25 per cent.
Support for NDP also remains steady in Quebec, poll reveals.
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