A recent EKOS poll shows you don't need a diploma to question this Conservative government's leadership.
Though the President of EKOS Frank Graves opined the recent 3 point slip for the Conservatives was due to the government losing support among Canadians with a higher education, a commenter on EKOS's own site points out that the Conservatives' problem is much more worrisome than that.
An implication of this, is that the Conservatives have another serious problem; for as they have begun to lose support among Canadians without university degrees, the Conservatives have started to lose a segment of the population that they have always relied upon.
Islam G Mohamed:
August 5th, 2010 at 3:07 pm
It’s irresponsible and incorrect to attribute the Conservatives’ fall from grace to a backlash by elites and the educated. Among the 915 respondents without a university education, Conservatives are polling at just 30.5% with a margin of less than 6% over the Liberals. Compare that with results from just three months ago showing a lead of 13% over the Liberals (your poll of May 20, 35.2% vs 22.2%). You don’t need a university education to see that the Conservatives are headed in the wrong direction.
The recent EKOS poll is just one poll of many, but if it reflects a trend, the Conservatives may need to modify their base of voters and that may be tough as the NDP has the preschool vote locked up.