Pollsters set to paint portrait of Liberal landscape

Federal Liberals will get a detailed picture of the Canadianpublic-opinion landscape during this week’s retreat in Sudbury — ameeting bound to be pivotal in determining whether the country is goingto the polls this year.

Federal Liberals will get a detailed picture of the Canadian public-opinion landscape during this week’s retreat in Sudbury — a meeting bound to be pivotal in determining whether the country is going to the polls this year.

If the Sudbury polling presentation is similar to the one the Liberals’ provincial cousins received last week — and chances are it is, given that it’s coming from the same polling firm — then there may be some second thoughts about the wisdom of provoking an election this fall.

Last week, Liberal MPPs were treated to a presentation by Pollara president Don Guy, in which they reportedly learned it has been a good summer for Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the Conservative “brand.”