Nealenews headlines the new Ontario poll showing a strong Liberal lead.
A new poll suggests that the Grits are leading 12 points in Ontario. But wait! If you groan at such a sight, there is good news for you. According to CTV, "the poll of 1,000 Ontarians was conducted between May 3 to 9." This is in line with the IPSOS poll "conducted from May 3 to May 5, 2005." This poll showed the Grits leading in Ontario by 11 points.
A NEWER POLL by IPSOS was " conducted from May 10 to May 12, 2005." This is the three days AFTER the Nealenews-linked Leger poll. This is after the obstructionist efforts by the opposition in the House of Commons.
It appears that circumstantial evidence points to this effort actually working in the opposition favour, as the Liberals actually DROPPED eleven points during the past week.
Perhaps news sites will actually cite this as a grain of salt to their stories. Probably not.