There will be a May election, just as so desired by the Harper government. You don't buy time during the Super Bowl for ads unless you have something like this in mind. I have been somewhat distressed although not completely surprised at the inability of the media to discern this obvious fact.
I expect a Harper government once the results are in but not a majority. More on polls and projections at a later date, and I hope, more blogging between now and May 2 or 9.