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NDP Leader Tom Mulcair is pictured in the House of Commons on Dec. 5, 2013.
NDP Leader Tom Mulcair is pictured in the House of Commons on Dec. 5, 2013.
(Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press)

NDP falls from historic highs federally and provincially: polls

This is the first of a three-part series appraising the support of the three major political parties at national and provincial levels. Today we look at the New Democrats.

The New Democrats are suffering from a bit of a hangover, still on a high from their 2011 breakthrough but not feeling nearly as good as they did in the aftermath of those historic results. The federal party and many of its provincial counterparts are still putting up numbers better than their traditional levels of support, but their position has worsened considerably in 2013.