An interesting poll in the red star. ( Shall we call it the really red star because now they will be shilling for the dippers. I unlike most Tories( apparently) would prefer the grits to merge with the dippers. I agree with HM PM Stephen Harper that we should have a left right debate in Canada. This what the RLQ thinks should be the case in Quebec as well.
The second part of the poll just made me laugh. The new grit messiah is le petit dauphin, justin. I wonder if even justin believes a new messiah will rescue the sinking grits.
The outcome of this week’s federal election is rekindling talk of uniting the country’s political left, but a new poll finds a majority of Canadians are against a merger of the now lofty New Democratic Party and the much-diminished Liberal Party of Canada.
Fifty-two per cent of Canadians moderately or strongly disapprove of a merger between the NDP and the Liberals, according to a new Angus Reid poll done in partnership with the Toronto Star.
That’s in contrast to the 37 per cent who say they moderately or strongly approve of the two parties joining, while12 per cent say they aren’t sure how they feel about the idea.
But for those respondents who identify themselves as Liberal supporters, 65 per cent think a merger might be the only way to save the party once called the natural governing party of Canada.
“The Liberals are like a boxer who’s just been knocked to the mat and is asked, ‘Are you going to retire?’ ” said Jaideep Mukerji, vice-president of Angus Reid Public Opinion. “I think they’re still shell-shocked, so in the coming weeks and months I wouldn’t be surprised if that number changes.”
Of those respondents identified as NDP voters, 47 per cent support the idea of a merger with the Liberals.