Saturday, April 7, 2012

NDP leads federal polls for first time since 1987

2012 will be added to 1987 and 1943 as years that the NDP or it's predecessors have lead federal polling. Sitting at 36% the party is statistically tied with the Conservatives at 35%, and from a polling perspective, the 1 point lead is meaningless. Psychologically however this will be a huge boost to NDP supporters.

News is even better in Quebec, where the NDP now sits at 47%, ahead of the 43% they won in the last election, and far ahead of the 27% they were sitting at prior to Mulcair's victory. In that province, the Bloc sits at 29%, while the Liberals and Conservatives are tied at 10% each.

While Leger has yet to post the full details of the poll on their website, they are a firm that has done polls many times in the past and are credible. Once full details are available we will of course let you know.

1 comment:

  1. Here are the details (in french): http://www.ledevoir.com/documents/pdf/sondage_7avril2012.pdf

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