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Conservatives Gain Ground in Canadian Polls

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With three weeks to go before election day, new polls suggest a turnaround in Canadian voter opinion. A poll comminissioned by the Toronto Star shows Stephen Harper and the Conservatives have the backing of 36 percent of decided voters, with Prime Minister Paul Martin's Liberal Party at 30 percent. The six percent lead is outside the margin of error. Another poll shows the Conservative Tories with 36 percent, the Liberals at 33. It's the second set of polls since the holiday break to show Tory gains. Robert Thacker is chairman of the Canadian Studies Department at St. Lawrence University. He told Martha Foley this is a trend that may last.

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