Category Archives: Canada Election 2011

Voter Suppression poll

Norman Spector tweeted (bad verb, bad verb) about a new Angus Reid poll on voter suppression.  Seems like most Canadians, including a lot of Conservative voters, aren’t buying the CPC spin.  Really not buying. 81% want an independent investigation to find … Continue reading

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End times?

        What a mess, what a wrong-headed, stupid, avoidable, politically driven mess. That’s what this week in provincial and national politics looks like to me. Here in BC we have a government playing a labour dispute to … Continue reading

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Yuck

What does bitter read like?  I don’t mean a couple of lines.  I mean full on, intense bitterness:  The kind of writing that says my life sucks, why can’t everyone’s? Today we have an answer:  bitterness reads like a Christie … Continue reading

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Wrong and right

First, where I was wrong. I was wrong about Ontario.  Ontario complicates everything…   “Should I get on the wave?  I don’t know.  How warm is the water?  Oooh feels cold.” Yes, yes the NDP came alive in Ontario too, but … Continue reading

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Writs, splits and predictions

Tory minority?  Majority? A Harper coup? Who am I to predict, but I have some thoughts… As a practicing polling type guy for several years I both appreciate what a poll can tell us, and what they can’t.  I’m  not … Continue reading

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Après le smear, le surge

The first full après smear polls are out and the verdict?  It backfired. The margin remains about 6 points with the Cons at 37 and the NDP at 31.  But most significantly Layton has a 17 point bounce in his … Continue reading

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Karma, the election version

“(Tory Leader Mike) Harris shook loose the votes from (Liberal Leader David) Peterson, but they all went and voted for Rae,” said the insider.” “Now Harper dusts up Iggy for a year, but the benefactor of the collapsing Liberal vote … Continue reading

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