Canada's ruling Conservatives have enough public support that they could convert their minority in Parliament to a majority, the Ekos polling company projected on Tuesday.
Ekos's automated telephone rolling survey showed the Conservatives with 38 percent support, up from 35 the day before, with the Liberals down two points at 23 percent.
Ekos pollster Paul Adams said the data also showed "a dramatic tightening in the race for second spot, with the New Democrats now within striking distance of overtaking the Liberals."
The New Democrats, the left-of-center party that until now has been the smallest party in Parliament, is at 19 percent in the Ekos survey, followed by the Green Party at 11 percent and the separatist Bloc Quebecois at 9.
It is difficult to project the results with accuracy into seats in the 308-seat House of Commons, but Ekos forecast that this would translate i
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