Friday, April 29, 2005

Never lose hope or lose heart, whatever the form of the storm

I call shenanigans on the latest polls: A new poll shows that if an election was held today, the Liberals and the Conservatives would be neck-and-neck in the race for national support. The numbers show a boost for the Liberals in the past week, indicating a recovery from bombshell news from the sponsorship inquiry. In the total sample of the poll, conducted for CTV and The Globe and Mail by The Strategic Counsel, Liberals are polling at 30 per cent and the Conservatives trail close behind at 28 per cent. (That two percent gap is within the poll's margin of error, meaning the parties are statistically tied.) The NDP are at 18 per cent in this new poll, and the Green Party is at 10 per cent. How can the numbers possibly be that volatile? Are Canadians truly that fooled by sweet words and massive bribes from the PM's office? The "Canadians don't want an election right now" mantra has been repeated so much it's starting to be believed, I guess. Nor do the shameless procedural tricks to push back the inevitable seem to be upsetting many; I mean, I know we live in a parliamentary monarchy, not a democracy, but I would have thought there'd be a little more discontent about subverting the Westminster system so. I hope the media notice of increasingly obvious and manipulative Liberal scare tactics keeps making front page news, anyway...


Blogger Canadi-anna said...

The polls are either very wrong or very depressing.
I think the corruption thing is simply not as outraging to the average person as to those who actually care about politics. Most people shrug and figure 'they all do it.' Harper is not going to score points by pounding a dead horse.
He needs to talk more about the shutting down of democracy under Liberal regimes and the Machiavellian machinations of the (L)iberal elite who actually run this country.
Like the title of your post.

4/29/2005 01:44:00 PM  

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