Saturday, April 02, 2011

11% lead and Boost in Quebec

The Nanos poll after a week looks pretty good. The Tories are up to 27$ in Quebec. The people of Quebec are usually pretty shrewd about power in Ottawa. If they see we are doing well, they will vote for the Tories in increasing numbers even the grits at ekos have us with a 10% lead. We have to up our game! Not everyone is happy with the campaign. I think things are going well, but we have to do even better. We must avoid controversies of our own making! Everyone needs to conrinue to work hard. We must win a majority or the count and the dippers and the bloc will grab power. iffy has already said he would try and defeat the government. The latesr polls shows a loss of dipper seats. The only way jack will be a cabinet minister is in a coalition with iffy and gilles. The parties still have a signed agreement.

The latest CTV News/Globe/Nanos poll shows Conservatives ahead by 11 points, one week into the campaign for a May 2 federal election.

Since the beginning of the campaign last Saturday, Liberals have seen a 4-point increase in support, and that's come mainly at the expense of the NDP's support, which has dropped 4 points.


Anonymous said...

Don MacPherson in the Gazette says there were several hundred people at the Conservative rally at D.D.O. in Montreal. At a minimum there were 750 there, but probably more like a thousand. To say that the gym was half-full is ridiculous because we also had the bleachers upstairs completely full.

Of course he also tried to paint Harper as someone exaggerating what can happen under a Bloc Liberal N.D.P. coalition.

No wonder Iggy is supposedly more relaxed: he can count on the media to attack Harper and do puff pieces on himself.

Anonymous said...

Not a good week for PMSH.

Perhaps its time to get Doug Finlay back into the campaign office and send the kids out to the playground.

Look at this round-up of weekend opinion pieces.
•Chantal Hebert, Star:“To drive his message home, Harper has been blatantly creative with the facts, starting with his own manoeuvres as an opposition leader in a minority Parliament. He has risked turning the election into a debate on his character, a huge gamble for a figure that has been shown to have a higher-than-average potential to polarize Canadians. Harper is taking that gamble based on his conviction that against a divided opposition, polarization is an ace up the Conservative sleeve.”
•Stephen Maher, Chronicle-Herald: “Harper’s team may be nervous, and if they’re not, they should be. Harper is on track to win this election, but so far the Liberals are having a better campaign, and the Conservatives could lose the government even if they win the election.”
•Adam Radwanski, Globe and Mail:“…the Liberal Leader is surprising even his own handlers with his comfort on the campaign trail. And he shows signs of making the Conservatives pay for underestimating him, and for conditioning the public – through advertisements that portrayed Mr. Ignatieff as a bumbling dilettante – to do likewise.”
•David Akin, Sun Media:“The Conservative war room has been obsessed, in the meantime, with penny-ante “gotcha” shots every time they think they’ve got more evidence of Ignatieff’s designs on a coalition government. OK. We get the point. But if Conservatives really want that majority, they’ll have to do more than that to tell Canadians why they want it.”
•David Olive, Star:“It has seemed almost farcical to hear Prime Minister Stephen Harper warn that Canada’s economic recovery would be jeopardized by a Liberal-led coalition of opposition parties taking power after the federal election May 2.”
•Bruce Campion-Smith, Star: “A week that started strong for Harper — by putting Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff on his heels with accusations of plotting to lead an opposition coalition — ended with the Conservative leader looking unsteady on everything from debates, his dealings with the media and even his attacks around the coalition.”

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