The latest Ekos poll shows that the Canadian public is pretty much fed up with the political choices on offer today.
The Tories have dropped to 30.5% with the Libs trailing by the now standard 4 points at 26.3%.
The good news is that the Tory decline overcomes the IgLibs own decline. Pollster Frank Graves opines in an election today the Harper Cons would drop 28 seats about 17 of which would default to the Liberals with the rest spread among the NDP, Greens and the Bloc.
Graves said, "Perhaps the only clear conclusion we can draw … is that Canadians have no party which would come even close to achieving a plausible mandate from an ever more disgruntled and fragmented electorate.”
Something I have been wondering about.
Have the Liberals and Conservatives ever polled this low at the same time before this?
There is still, utterly improbably, an opening Ignatieff. Can he take it?
Okie, I don't know. Prior to Dion I gave only casual attention to polls and then mainly in election periods. That said, I cannot recall a time when the public was so put off by the overall political leadership as today.
One thing that must be said for Harper is that, even in these doldrums, he constantly searches for, and finds, the opportunities meagre as they may be. Contrast that with Mr. Out to Lunch.
CRF, this ought to be the LPC's golden moment. This is where the opposition should be charging straight through the open door of voter discontent. Iggy, I fear, is damaged goods. He didn't defend himself against Harper when he needed to. He didn't attack Harper when he ought to have done just that. When he does unveil ideas, like his grandiose "network" foreign policy, it's so ethereal that the average voter can't begin to grasp what he's getting at. He's not teaching graduate students and the public won't have a politician who speaks down to them.
He may be a grand academic but he's an incompetent politician.
I never used to follow polls much either, that's why I put the question out there to see if someone knew.
Frank Graves had this to say on the subject;
"“What a mess!” says pollster Frank Graves. “An increasingly muddled landscape has few points of clarity. Perhaps the only clear conclusion we can draw … is that Canadians have no party which would come even close to achieving a plausible mandate from an ever more disgruntled and fragmented electorate.”
What I do remember as I mentioned once before, is a time when the Billion dollar security boondoggle would have likely resulted in a no confidence move by the opposition. Apparently it's not that important to Deputy Prime Minister Iggnatieff though.
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