I shouldn't be surprised that one of the mouth organs of the delusional grits is paying another grit advisor for "polling data." As I have said before ekos and frank graves are no longer credible ass sources for unbiased polling advice. Norman Spector also understands this. I suggest we completely boycott ekos. if you hear the word ekos on your telephone hang up.
The CBC should be told to hire a more neutral pollster or be sold to the private sector. If ekos wants rto regain some degree of credibility it should fire frank graves.
I’ve also over the years learned that the most important question to ask about a poll is not the margin of error or the sample size, but the amount of business the firm conducting it has done with government, or hopes to do with government in future. A related question is whether the pollster has any political background to speak of – especially with the two parties that have a realistic chance of forming government – which unfortunately is too often the case for my tastes.
Still, even a poll skeptic such as myself was surprised to read in The Globe and Mail this morning that Ekos’s Frank Graves is simultaneously polling for the taxpayer-supported CBC and providing partisan political advice to the Liberals: “Frank Graves of Ekos Research … has told the Grits that the wedge politics of the Conservatives provide them with an opportunity to stake out a stark alternative. Stop worrying about the West, he’s told them. No need to fear polarizing the debate. It’s what worked for Mr. Chrétien against Preston Manning and Stockwell Day.