But even before Harper incredibly inks his own resignation, Canadians are responding to Layton's prime ministerial leadership on their top concerns.
The evidence: Angus Reid's poll out today shows the NDP on an upswing. And sure, one poll is just that, but when you consider that all of the the latest Angus Reid, Ipsos, and Nanos polls have Layton's NDP increasing in support over the past two months, it's tough to argue that momentum isn't with the NDP.
At least for right now, Canadians appear ready to embrace change. Don't let them tell you it can't be done.