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[CND] Conservative Support Slipping

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posted on Oct, 5 2008 @ 09:05 PM
It looks like things are finally turning around for Canada's left. Especially after the debate a few days back where Harper couldn't even present us with somewhat of an idea of what his plan for our economy would look like. Recent accusations of Harper plagiarizing one of his speeches probably didn't help him in the trustworthy department either.

Since then he's dropped 5% in polls which is significant in Canada where you have 4 or 5 parties carving up voters into as many minority segments. The biggest gain was 3% by the NDP and leader Jack Layton; my party

The Liberals probably have the best chance if they don't form a coalition with the NDP but that may also end up being their only option to avoid a majority Conservative house.

Gilles Duceppe of the Bloc Québécois also took some shots at Harper today in this story.

The Conservatives' national support is 34 per cent, a low since the campaign began, and the figure "masks a sharper deterioration in seat-rich Central Canada," he said.

The Liberals are at 24 per cent, NDP at 20, Green party at 13 and Bloc Québécois at eight. The poll also suggests that leadership ratings of Liberal Stéphane Dion and Conservative Stephen Harper are converging, another positive for the Liberals, Anderson said.

Harper's leadership rating is sinking, and Dion's rising, although the Liberal is still last among the five leaders. The NDP's Jack Layton and Gilles Duceppe of the Bloc are far in front, while the Green Leader Elizabeth May is in third place and has risen sharply.

Source @ CBC

posted on Oct, 6 2008 @ 04:24 PM
And still falling... they no longer can form a majority if the numbers stay the same or keep falling until election day. Still no economic plan from Harper and all three other parties have been railing on him steadily since the debate.

Harper reminded me again why I dislike his party so much by reiterating his commitment to cut spending in science and R&D university type projects. Sure your taxes will be lower under a Harper govt. but nothing is free these days and he'll make us pay for that tax break in every way he can come up with.

The Conservative view on the war is also ambiguous at best, “We do not talk about how we might retreat or withdraw. That is not part of the public discourse that will help our troops.” was Conservative Foreign Affairs Minister Peter MacKay's response when asked about withdraw from the middle east. On the other hand, the NDP and Liberals have stated quite firmly that the 2011 date previously laid out will be honored if elected and reducing Canada's role before then to that of peace keepers under the UN; rather than an offensive front with America.

According to the latest four-day rolling Canadian Press-Harris-Decima survey, done in partnership with the CBC, about 32 per cent of participants said they would vote for the Conservatives. It marks yet another drop in the party's steady decline of support since its peak of 41 per cent at the start of the five-week election campaign. Liberals rose to 25 per cent, while the NDP continued its climb with 21 per cent, according to the poll conducted Oct. 2-5. The Green party fell a point to 12 per cent and the Bloc held steady with eight per cent voter support.


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