Nothing too surprising there. CanWest reports that 53% of Canadians believe the feds must run a deficit between 30 to 40-billion dollars to stimulate the economy. 41% are opposed to deficit spending by the Harper government.
Not surprisingly, opposition to budget deficits is highest in provinces where Harper's Conservatives gain much of their support - Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.
In other words, it looks like Steve is turning on his base. Jeebus that's gotta hurt, especially for a guy who's been such a meticulous practitioner of wedge politics.
Strangely enough, CanWest doesn't seem to have asked its pollster, Ipsos Reid to compile stats according to party affiliation.