One of the surprises in the poll was that Layton was the most popular leader in Montreal, where the NDP has never elected an MP.
Among Montrealers polled, Layton scored 24 per cent, compared with 19 per cent for Harper, 16 per cent for Bloc Leader Gilles Duceppe and 12 per cent for Dion. However, the Montreal sample was only 217 respondents and had a margin of error of 6.7 percentage points.
Leebosh said Layton’s apparent strength in Montreal could be attributed to two factors: “Tom Mulcair (a former provincial Liberal cabinet minister) is the NDP’s star candidate in an upcoming byelection) but also the city may be more left-wing than the rest of the province,” which suggests dispirited Bloc and Liberal voters may be turning to the NDP in the urban area.
Thursday, July 12, 2007
Layton Most Popular Federal Leader in Montreal
Good news for Tom Mulcair...