Monday, August 08, 2011

Does anyone care?

 Nanos has a new poll out showing only a 9 point lead and talks about the Tories being in minority territory. There will be no election until Oct 19, 2015. The Tories have a majority until then. I am surprised anyone can be found to answer such an irrelevant poll. Though it is nice to see the grits and the dippers splitting evenly


Stephen Harper and his Conservatives are slipping back into minority territory as the New Democrats tumble in Quebec on news that Jack Layton has sidelined himself as he battles cancer, according to a new national opinion poll.

The Liberals, meanwhile, are moving up dramatically and are now statistically tied with the NDP for national support, the Globe/CTV/Nanos poll shows.

“The honeymoon is over,” says pollster Nik Nanos, referring to the Conservatives. “They are back to the old normal, which is the Conservatives ahead but not in majority territory.”

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

It's just a "feel good" thing for the Left, and Giggles needs a moral boost.

fernstalbert said...

Is there any doubt that Bob Rae will not gracefully resign his "interim" leadership role. He will be emboldened. Cheers.

oxygentax said...

I'm unclear - did Nanos mean that the NDP honeymoon in Quebec is over, or the Harper Government's honeymoon is over?

It would appear that, as with a lot of interim polls, people are reverting back to their previous normal when they are talking to pollsters. As many have said - the only polls that count are in 4 years.

Anonymous said...

This is just "Jane Tabor" pushing for her liberal party - the fun has begun.....just watch - now that fall is here - watch her start cheer leading for her buddy BOOOBy Rae

E Mac said...

Won't really matter a hill of beans - Bob's toast.
Speaking of beans - Bob's also full of gas!

Anonymous said...

old white guy says , it means zip, zero, nada. last time i checked i found that we don't really govern by poll especially when ther is a majority government.

Anonymous said...

I have no intention of playing this polling game for the next four years.
Enough is enough. We spent almost four years arguing about what the polls were saying.
We are just starting a MAJORITY Conservative government mandate.
Talk to me when their is only 6 mos left in the government's mandate.

bertie said...

UMM,,What ANON said only when there is 1 day left,then and only then will I have maybe a little interest.Who pays for polls at this time of a majority governments mandate??Possibly 4 and a half years left and Nanos the no nothing polster is paid to put out a poll that says the third party Liberals are tied with the opposition party and that the Majority Government is in minority territory?????Is their no way to silence these idiots for 4 years at least????

been around the block said...

“The honeymoon is over,” says pollster Nik Nanos ...

Hahahahahahahahahahahahaha ...

'No kidding, Nik?

Who needs a honeymoon when you've got a significant majority?

Nik Nanos is a ninny.

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