According to Nanos, Harper's personal impopularity may hold his party back. The Globe and Mail reports that it may be a good strategy for Harper to refuse questions from the media for the remainder of the campaign.
Kim Campell: A campaign is no time to talk about policy.
Stephen Harper: A campaign is no time to answer voters questions.
Other good reasons for Harper to hide from the media:
He has no platform to run on (22 pages of Harper photos does not count). And new evidence contradicts Harper's version of the Cadman bribery scandal
What is Harper hiding now?
Stéphane Dion Day Thirty-Four