Today's SES poll reports a statistical tie between the Liberals and Conservatives, suggesting immediate and substantial damage from the income trust investigation. The 34% for the Conservatives probably translates into about 43/44% in Canada excluding Quebec.
Good news for Stephen Harper with one catch. Now that he may be about to be perceived as the front runner, the public will want to scrutinize him more closely.
On a loosely related note, the Conservative tactic for dealing with anticipated negative Liberal ads that one might now anticipate is to run this bizarre ad of their own warning us against the dastardly Grits.