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Harper vulnerable on political motives, should stick to governing, say pollsters

But SES pollster Nik Nanos says all parties are stalled in one way or another, except Greens, 'we're really in a holding pattern right now.'

If Prime Minister Stephen Harper hopes to improve his polling numbers over the slow summer months, he should depart from attack-style politics, stick to governing, and use the time before the fall session to craft a vision for the country, pollsters and observers say.

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Harper vulnerable on political motives, should stick to governing, say pollsters

But SES pollster Nik Nanos says all parties are stalled in one way or another, except Greens, 'we're really in a holding pattern right now.'

If Prime Minister Stephen Harper hopes to improve his polling numbers over the slow summer months, he should depart from attack-style politics, stick to governing, and use the time before the fall session to craft a vision for the country, pollsters and observers say.

  

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