Political Staples: Scoring the debate: "...Twenty-nine percent polled said Martin won the debate, compared to 28% for Harper. Jean-Marc Leger, CEO of Leger Marketing, summed up the debate as 'a real tie.' 'This format doesn't really provide for a clear winner. It's more of a chess game than a boxing match.' Leger said the numbers are likely a reflection of voting intentions -- and that's good news for Harper. 'Only 18 months ago he was the devil. This time a tie is very good news for him,' he said."
Canadian Politics, Following the 2006 January Election Campaigne.