The last I checked 34.2% in the poll is less than the 37.6% the conservatives carried in the last election. I can't recall the last time a poll showed the conservatives reaching the level of support they had in the election last autumn when Harper was offering a steady hand and budget surpluses as far as the eye could see.
For that matter, even the "disappointing" Liberal poll number of 30.8% trounces the 26.2% they received last fall under Dion.
My only point was the conservatives aren't showing better than they did last time around.
Got you on the "with 43%." Key word