Today's Angus Reid poll gives a marginal lead to the Conservatives nationally, and shows a tie in ON. These are actually not bad news for the Liberals: Angus Reid has had them much lower than other pollsters in every poll it has released this campaign. In August, polls within one week (either way) from the Angus Reid poll had the Liberals at 26-30% nationally and 30-34% in ON; Angus Reid had 24% and
28% 29.5% (28% was among likely voters) respectively; last week, while other pollsters had the Liberals at 32-40% in ON, Angus Reid had them at 28% there. Now, Angus Reid has one of the best track records out there; this election will either cement it (if Liberals indeed underperform) or tarnish it (if everyone else is right).
Other noteworthy tidbits from the Angus Reid poll: the Bloc is at 27% in Québec (though still behind the NDP at 31%), and the NDP is at 36% in BC. The former is a campaign high for the Bloc - no other poll has shown them above 24% in QC, while the latter is the best NDP result in BC since... last week's Angus Reid poll.
The daily Nanos, meanwhile, shows a 2.4% Conservative drop nationally and a 3% drop in ON to 30.7%, a new low for the Tories in the Nanos daily tracking. Nanos now shows the Liberals with 10-point lead in ON. In Québec, after spending 5 days at 30%, the NDP got an uptick to 32%. Finally, in BC, the Greens jumped to a new Nanos daily tracking high of 14.9%.
Adding these polls (and, importantly, reducing the weight on last week's Angus Reid) yields a further Liberal rise:
CON - 140, -1 (34.1%, -0.2%)
LIB - 109, +2 (32.4%, +0.2%)
NDP - 83, -2 (23.1%, -0.1%)
BQ - 5, +1 (4.7%)
GRN - 1 (4.6%, -0.1%)
With these numbers, the probability of a Liberal win is about 15%.
Without the turnout adjustment, it's of course even tighter:
CON - 129 (32.4%)
LIB - 115 (33.3%)
NDP - 86 (23.8%)
BQ - 7 (4.7%)
GRN - 1 (4.9%)
With these numbers, the Liberals have a one-in-three chance of winning.