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Prime Minister Stephen Harper announces the induction of legislation in Mississauga on Thursday, April 3, 2014 to create a Canadian Victims Bill of Rights.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper announces the induction of legislation in Mississauga on Thursday, April 3, 2014 to create a Canadian Victims Bill of Rights.
(Nathan Denette/THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Harper back on top? How to know if new poll is for real

A new poll suggests the Conservatives hold a five-point national lead over the Liberals. Is this the first sign of a dramatic change in Canadians’ political mood, or is the poll just an outlier?

The latest survey conducted online by Angus Reid Global, interviewing 1,505 Canadians on April 14 and 15, found the Conservatives to have the support of 34 per cent of likely voters, compared to 29 per cent for the Liberals and 27 per cent for the New Democrats.