L. Ian sees good things in te Tories future and further spinning of iffy's wheels. Comments about HM PM Harper's excellent concert by senior grits are evidence of big problems in the grit camp. As I have been saying iffy's summer tour played to the already few converted grits The grit fundraising numbers are still terrible. I don't particularly want an election but the grits and the rest of their coalition should know the Tories are ready!
But the Liberals and the New Democrats were annoyed at Nanos for his interpretation of his own data -that looking inside his regional breakouts, the Conservatives are on the doorstep of a majority. He posits a theory that the Tories' game of wedge politics, slicing and dicing issues such as gun control and crime, is paying off in suburban "clusters" such as the belt around Toronto.
He's right. Looking at his numbers, the Conservatives are down slightly on the Prairies, but so what? They've got numbers to burn there. What's significant is they're also way up in British Columbia, where they've opened a 2-1 lead, as well as in Ontario, where they've moved out to a seven-point lead. Nanos says a majority might finally be within reach for Harper, even without Quebec.
Far from thinking about proroguing again, Harper should keep the House in session over the holidays.