The two surveys out this week provide more evidence that a close outcome is a distinct possibility and that means minority government.
The Angus Reid poll points to a thin Conservative majority of 56 seats. However, just one more point for the Liberals would turn that into a minority. The Forum Research poll would give the Cs 52 seats while 54 seats are needed for a bare majority.
The NDP was strong in both surveys and is currently running well ahead of their pace in 2007.