In a recent poll by Nanos, when Canadians were asked who would make the best Prime Minister, Iggy scored a miserable 13.6%. Stephane Dion was popular by comparison. All that money spent on those country tours, all that crying wolf over faux controversies, and what has that delivered for the Liberal leader? Not much. In fact, it seems to have hurt. Better to keep Ignatieff indoors, away from ordinary Canadians and TV cameras, because he has been doing himself more harm than good.
Nanos has the Tories at nearly 40%, but admits that his poll did not include much if any of the Odagate time frame. The polls can't get much higher than this. I fully expect at least a 4% retraction in the next round of post Oda polling, but that these numbers will eventually recover. The left basically ran a blitzkrieg that should have short term gain without long term legs. There is no way Peter Miliken can rule her in contempt.