Virtual three-way tie ahead of Canada election: poll

NDP leader Thomas Mulcair (C) shakes hands with Conservative Party leader Stephen Harper (R) as Liberal Party leader Justin Trudeau (L) looks on prior to the first leaders' debate August 6, 2015 in TorontoCanada’s federal election is too close to call, according to a poll Friday which showed a virtual three-way tie a little more than a month before voters cast their ballots. The poll taken ahead of the October 19 vote finds the ruling Conservatives, led by Prime Minister Stephen Harper, and centrist Liberals, nearly even with the left-leaning New Democrats. The three parties are in a statistical dead heat, according to a survey by the Ekos polling firm, which showed the New Democrats hanging onto an insignificant lead with 30.2 percent voter support — well within the margin of error.

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