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...