4.16.2008

ok liberals, what are you waiting for now?

The federal Tories have ended their flirtation with majority government territory, according to a new poll that puts them back to the same support levels that gave them their current minority.

The poll shows that, while the Tories appear to be improving their standing with Quebec voters, they have lost support in Ontario since Finance Minister Jim Flaherty launched attacks on the province's Liberal government.

The Strategic Counsel survey, conducted April 10-13, found that 36 per cent of voters would support the Tories if an election were held today, compared with 30 per cent who would back the Liberals.

The results for the two parties match the 2006 vote.

I believe this is what's known as "neck and neck". And this is with the Liberals acting like Tory lapdogs. Imagine how the poll might read if St├ęphane Dion and his party showed a little chutzpah and stood up to Harper's bullying?

12 comments:

redsock said...

"ok liberals, what are you waiting for now?"

Well, today, it's too sunny.

Scott Tribe said...

Actually, you're quoting a pollster who seems to have COn levels higher then they really are.

Decima and Nanos (formerly SES) both had polls out last week that showed virtual ties (as in 32-31 and 36-36).

L-girl said...

Even better, then.

All polls are to be viewed with some skepticism, so more polls are always better.

L-girl said...

Also, I believe I linked to one of those polls - the words "neck and neck".

redsock said...

"neck and neck"

Now if the Liberals can find a "spine" ...

magnolia_2000 said...

Laura there was a segment tonight on the fetus-protectin bill on CBC's As it Happens. Wanted to make sure you listened to it.

magnolia_2000 said...

By the way, I'm a long time reader but first time poster. You raised the alarm over this "fetus-protection" bill but I thought you were being a bit alarmist but after listening to the report tonight it seems many Liberals are going to support this bill.

James said...

And this is with the Liberals acting like Tory lapdogs.

Who says they're acting?

L-girl said...

Who says they're acting?

LOL. Perfect.

L-girl said...

Magnolia, thanks for your comments, and for the heads-up on the CBC show.

I was at a resisters meeting last night, and several people in that campaign are mainstays of the pro-choice movement in Canada (a cool coincidience for me). The woman who you've probably seen debating the bill, Carolyn Egan, was at last night's meeting. So I didn't get to hear the show but we were talking about the bill.

Yes, many Liberals have supported this bill, including my own MP (a woman), who has been hearing from me.

kim_in_to said...

I love Carolyn Egan. I was at a talk given by Carolyn and another woman, on the history of the Pro-Choice movement in Toronto. It was amazing and inspiring.

L-girl said...

She's terrific. She's a central person in the War Resisters Support Campaign, so I've been really lucky to meet her and work with her.