With less than 2 weeks to go before Canadians cast their votes in the Federal election, the latest numbers show support for the Liberals is growing.
The Forum poll finds about 35% will vote for the Liberals, 31% for the Conservatives, 26% for the NDP, with less than 5% supporting the Green party, and Bloc Quebecois.
This represents an 8% increase for the Liberals since the last poll was done late last month, and a 3% drop for the Conservatives.
Numbers also show the Liberals have a slight lead in Ontario, with 38% support, over the Conservatives 35%.
Comments made by the Prime Minister this week appear to be resonating with voters. Stephen Harper has said a re-elected Conservative government would look at banning the niqab for public servants.
20% of respondents say the niqab will influence their vote, but the question didn’t not specify if that would be a vote for or against Harper.
“While it appears the Conservatives’ niqab ploy has been successful in Quebec, it may be that it has backfired elsewhere in Canada, especially in the larger cities, and the TPP agreement hasn’t been a game changer either coupled with what we see as the undecided vote coalescing around the Liberal flag, this spells increasing trouble for the New Democrats, who were once seen as the best antidote to the Conservatives, but are no longer.” – Forum Research President, Dr. Lorne Bozinoff.