NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair may have a new home in Ottawa at 24 Sussex Drive if he can remain as popular on election day as he appears to be after the writ was dropped.
Forum Research has released a poll of 1,399 Canadians that shows Mulcair was seen as the best choice for prime minister by 31 percent of respondents.
That was significantly higher than the 24 percent who preferred Conservative Leader Stephen Harper and the 22 percent who named Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau.
The poll indicated that 39 percent of respondents say they will vote NDP, compared to 28 percent for the Conservatives, 25 percent for the Liberals, five percent for the Bloc Quebcois, and three percent for the Greens.
Based on these numbers, Forum Research stated that the NDP would capture 160 seats in the 338-seat Parliament. The Conservatives would win 118 and the Liberals would take 56.
In B.C., the NDP has a commanding lead with 44 percent support. The Liberals are at 26 percent and the Conservatives have 24 percent, according to Forum Research.
The poll identified a huge gender gap among Conservatives. Harper's party has the support of 34 percent of males but only 22 percent of females.
The NDP has significantly more support from females (42 percent) than males (35 percent).
The Liberals are supported by 27 percent of females and 23 percent of males.
"Support for the Conservatives is highest among the least educated (34%) and lowest among the most educated (19%), while the opposite applies with the NDP (35% and 45%, respectively)," Forum Research stated on its website.
The NDP has the greatest support among voters under 35 years old (41 percent) and those 35 to 44 (42 percent).
Voters go to the polls across Canada on October 19.