On Labour Day weekend, a new poll by Nanos Research described Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole as a “freight train” heading for victory. This was his campaign’s first clear-cut breakaway. That tracking result shows the Liberals and Conservatives have essentially swapped places since the election kicked off on Aug. 15, as an Aug. 12 poll showed Liberal support at 33.4% and the Conservatives at 28.4% — with the Liberals looking at a majority. According to the Nanos report released last Friday morning, however, ballot support for the Conservatives is 35.7% compared with 30.7% for the Liberals. The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 2.8 percentage points, 19 times out of 20. “Looking at the trend, Erin O’Toole is shaping up to be a political freight train,” pollster Nik Nanos said on Friday’s edition of CTVNews.ca’s Trend Line podcast. “It’s been a game changer of an election and Erin O’Toole definitely has momentum.” So what happens now? Liberal panic, that’s what. Watch for the Liberals to pull out every dirty trick in their nasty little book in order to stop the Conservative’s momentum. It will be no easy task.