"EKOS Research Associates, polling for the Star and La Presse in results to be issued tomorrow, found over the weekend that the Conservatives still continue to climb ahead in all parts of the country, including Quebec."
Frank Graves, head of EKOS, said last night that his firm's polls show the trends are all in the Tories' favour going into tonight's debates. Nightly polling is showing "continued strong growth to the Conservatives largely at the expense of a fading Liberal campaign," he said.Graves says the Quebec surge could translate into bigger gains beyond that province for the Tories."
It would be an understatement to say that tonight's (and tommorrow's) debates are the most important and crucial debates of Martin and Harper's career. If the Tories climb anymore than they already have, they are drifting into majority territory.