Sound about right.
TORONTO - The federal Liberals have a major selling job ahead of them if they ever want to win an election again, according to a new poll.
The survey – conducted by Ipsos Reid for Global Television and Postmedia – found that 56 per cent of those asked either strongly agree (19 per cent) or somewhat agree (38 per cent) that the Liberals are a party of the past – and not a party of the future.
Only 12 per cent of those surveyed strongly disagreed with that sentiment, while 32 per cent somewhat disagreed.
Even among Liberal Party supporters, two in 10, or 21 per cent – agreed that their party a party of the past.
“The poll shows the amount of work the Liberals have to do in order to get back in the game,” Darrell Bricker, CEO of public affairs at Ipsos Reid told GlobalNews.ca. “They've lost a lot of their previous support to the NDP and Tories, and about half of their current supporters prefer a merger with the NDP to fighting another election on their own. All of this together suggests that they are in a very difficult, and potentially terminal situation.”