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Liberals gained support on economy at end: Braid of Ipsos-Reid

"Clearly the polls were wrong at this point. Quite wrong," said a flummoxed looking Kyle Braid of Ipsos-Reid on Global News at 9:20 p.m.

"I'm not seeing anything in the numbers tonight that say the NDP is going to be coming back."

What was the factor that won it for the Liberals in such startling comeback fashion? The economy is a stronger issue for people than most predicted, mused Braid.

He noted that his firms final polling before voting day showed the Liberals had gone from being neck and neck with the NDP on the question of who is stronger on the economy to a 17 point gap among voters: Liberals 52 per cent to 35 per cent.

Just before Braid offered his analysis, Global's reporter Keith Baldrey cautioned that not enough results were in to call it for either party.

David Beers is editor of the Tyee.

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