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Conservatives and Liberals now virtually tied for voter support, with
the Green Party making gains.
OTTAWA: : As 2006 drew to a close, the battle for Canadian voters narrowed,
with the opposition Liberals now trailing the Conservatives by two
percentage points according to a new survey by the Environics Research
Group conducted in December 2006.
Party Support. Among decided Canadian voters, 34 percent would support
the Conservative party if an election was held today, compared with
32 percent who would vote for the Liberal party. These latest shifts
reflect a trend that began after March, when the Conservative support
almost doubled that of the Liberals (41% to 22%).
The other noticeable
trend is the continued growth in support for the Green Party (now
up 4 since Sept-October, and up 7 since
June). Over the same period, support for the New Democratic Party has
declined to 14 percent of Canadian voters (down 4 points since Sept-October,
and down 7 points since June). Support for the Bloc Québécois
in Quebec is stable at 36 percent (down 2 points since Sept-October).
Fewer than one in ten (8%) voters is currently undecided about which
party might deserve his or her support.