Tonight's BC battleground riding numbers from Strategic Counsel confirm surging Liberal strength in British Columbia, and make clear that the only way to defeat the Harper Conservatives is by voting Liberal:
For the first time in the 2008 election, the Liberals have pulled ahead of the Conservatives in British Columbia's battleground ridings.
That's in stark contrast from the start the campaign period when the Conservatives were polling at 45 per cent compared to the Liberals' 25 per cent.
British Columbia polling
In British Columbia's 10 battlegrounds, the race is now a statistical tie, with the Liberals barely out in front of the Conservatives in polling conducted Oct. 6-8.
Here are the parties' results in B.C. (Brackets show percentage-point change from Oct. 1-4 poll):
* Liberal: 33 per cent (+6)
* Conservative: 31 per cent (-7)
* NDP: 23 per cent (+1)
* Bloc: n/a
* Green Party: 14 per cent (same)
The Conservatives had as much as 46 per cent support in September polling in B.C. battlegrounds.