"Paul Martin's Liberals" may be riding high in the polls. But that is for only one strong reason, I gather. His face has been out of the limelight.
My theory is that the more he is highlighted in the press, the papers, TV, etc. the more people dislike the man. The same may be true for Stephen Harper. But I would wager that the more Martin is out there, the more people remember how insincere they find him.
Personally, I think Jack Layton could use some visibility out there. Let's see what the debates do. If Jack can come off with temperence and reasonable without attacking the Conservatives, I think he could really improve his share of the vote.