The media and a lot of Conservative sympathizers are going ga ga over all these polls which seem to show Liberal leader Stephane Dion is in a free fall.
The latest is an Ipsos Reid poll which indicates Dion actually ranks behind Stephen Harper and Jack Layton when it comes who Canadians think would make the best Prime Minister.
Of course, Reid has been way off before, but that's not important.
What's important is such polls give the perception that Dion's leadership is in trouble.
And this perception will set in motion an inevitable dynamic which will work to further undermine Dion.
For one thing, these bad poll numbers will force the media to explain to us why Dion is in trouble.
Now they don't really have a clue but since this is something they can't admit, they will have to come up with some sort of explanation.
So the very same guys who a few months ago were fawning all over Dion's intelligence and charm, will now be informing us that he is actually stiff and indecisive.
In other words, the media smell blood in the water and this will induce a feeding frenzy. (Note the media's desire to eat a politician alive overcomes whatever political bias they may have.)
This bad coverage in turn will lead to more bad poll numbers, which will lead to more bad press.
So this is indeed all good for the Conservatives.
But there is also some bad news for them.
A recent Decima poll for instance, indicates Quebec voters are leaving the Bloc and going over to the Liberals.
If that trend continues it could spell real trouble for the Tories come election time.
This may sound ironic or even treasonous, but for the Conservatives to win a majority the Bloc Quebecois must be strong.