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An Angus Reid poll has put the Conservatives ahead in Canada’s first national election after the Conservatives won a plurality of seats.
The survey released Tuesday found that 51 per cent of Canadians think the Harper government is handling its economic crisis in a fair way, up from 45 per cent last month.
On the economy, 46 per cent said they thought the Conservatives are doing a good job and 46 per c were satisfied with the economy.
But the poll also found the Conservatives were leading in a number of other areas, including on the issue of the Supreme Court and its ruling on whether a man can be convicted of murdering his wife.
While 47 per cent supported the Conservatives, the Liberals and NDP had 47 per c each.
With a combined 39 per cent, the Conservatives held a narrow lead in the national popular vote, up by 5 per cent from last month, according to the poll.
More than 40 per cent thought the Liberals were doing a better job of handling the economy than the Conservatives.
At the same time, 39 per c said the NDP was doing a worse job than the Tories on the economy and 40 per c thought the Harper Liberals were handling the crisis in the same way as the Tories.
“As the country continues to face a global economic crisis, the Harper Government’s record on economic policy is abysmal,” said Angus Reid Research President, Sal Guatieri.
He said the poll shows the Harper Conservatives are still leading in Canada, although the public has shifted toward the Conservatives since the election.
A separate poll conducted for CBC News showed the Conservatives leading by six points, 49 per cent to 47 per a.
For more on the survey, go here.