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The provincial PCs got a little good news last week when results of the latest Corporate Research Associates poll were released.

The numbers show that the ruling party has stopped the constant decline under former premier Kathy Dunderdale and have gained a little in support from those who were asked their opinion.

The downside of the result is that it comes at a time when the government is being led by Tom Marshall, an interim premier who has no interest in keeping the job after a new leader is elected in early July.

Another drag on the Tories is that few seem interested in fighting to take over the leadership permanently.

As of dinnertime Monday, only two west coasters — Bill Barry and Clarence Cantwell — have indicated they will be in the running.

Many names are being bandied about, but so far the race has landed with a thud, with the exception of the signing of nomination papers by Steve Kent.

One thing that might perk up the interest are the whispers there is a plot afoot to have Danny Williams jump in at the last minute to save the day — and the party.

Williams hasn’t been shy about voicing his opinion over the leadership scene up until now but why would he jump back into the fray at this point in his life?

He has a billion-dollar project in the planning stages in St. John’s and he is involved in getting an American Hockey League franchise for the capital.

Besides that, Williams has done his bit for this province and his legacy is secure. He left the premiership as one of the most popular leaders in this province, and country.

Williams has nothing to gain and plenty to lose by getting pack into public life.

As difficult as it may be, Williams should leave it for others to run the show for here on in.

Organizations: Corporate Research Associates, American Hockey League

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