If you followed the election debate in Nova Scotia the other day, as well as some of my comments on Liberal Leader Stephen McNeil's performance, you may and I definitely didn't think this would be happening:
Even the day after the debate showed the Liberals building upon their already substantial lead, going from a 10% lead at the beginning of the campaign to 19% now. McNeil retains a similarly healthy lead among those asked to choose who their choice for Best Premier is.
Clearly McNeil's appeal either goes far beyond what I thought was a mediocre-at-best performance, or there is something I'm not getting about the issues he is talking about, a lot of them which revolve around Nova Scotia's particular political issues. Either is a very good possibility.
On those numbers, the Liberals would win 42 seats to the NDP's 6, and just 3 Progressive Conservatives.