It must be true, it's right there in The Globe & Mail. In terms of numbers, Iggy has steered the Libs right where Stephane Dion brought them - two leagues dead astern the Tories.
Now I'm not one to doubt the wisdom of The Globe but let's look at it this way. Trailing by two points when you're trying to become the top conservative party in Canada isn't all that bad.
"...the Strategic Counsel poll found they have lost the traditional edge among women, younger voters, and Canadians who live in cities and large towns, crucial to their hopes of victory. The NDP vote has remained firm.
“The Liberals have plateaued,” said The Strategic Counsel's Peter Donolo.
“The constituency that Ignatieff needs to rebuild is primarily more female, more urban, younger, centre and NDP voters.”
But those who don't back Liberals by reflex just haven't seen a reason to yet.
Some of Mr. Ignatieff's own advisers admit he has yet to offer a clear, defined political identity to grab them.
Maybe it's time for Iggy's team, the Liberal Party and a lot of those who hang around these blogs swooning over "Michael" to realize that if you want to have a winning Liberal Party, you start by being liberal. We already have a conservative party and Canadians haven't got the stomach for two.