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Prime Minister Stephen Harper speaks to media and guests about infrastructure funding at the Whitchurch-Stouffville Museum & Community Centre in Gormley, Ont., Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper speaks to media and guests about infrastructure funding at the Whitchurch-Stouffville Museum & Community Centre in Gormley, Ont., Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014.
(Galit Rodan/THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Trudeau or Harper for best PM? Polls depend on how you ask

One recent poll shows Justin Trudeau and Stephen Harper neck-and-neck in who Canadians think would make the best prime minister. Another poll puts Mr. Trudeau eight points up on Mr. Harper. But these polls are actually not contradictory, and their differences can tell us something about how the two leaders are perceived.