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The Sir Robert Bond Papers: No change in party support numbers #nlpoli

Despite delivering bad news about the provincial government’s finances since taking office,  the provincial Liberals continue to hold strong public support, according to the most recent poll by Corporate Research Associates. Support for all three … . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: No change in party support numbers #nlpoli

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Three months later … #nlpoli

In June,  SRBP used the CRA poll from the second quarter of 2015 as the basis for a bit of “what if” thinking.

Consider that the Liberals have dropped seven points in six months.  The New Democrats are up seven in three months.  Extend that trend forward to September.  Then you’d have the Liberals down . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Three months later … #nlpoli

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: The not-so-rare leap: @abacusdata June 2015 #nlpoli

Two different polls from two different pollsters using two different polling methods have shown basically the same thing:  the New Democrats and Conservatives are duking it out for second place, both of whom remain well behind the Liberals who hold a massive lead in provincial politics.

Corporate Research Associates (May) showed the Conservatives still slightly . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: The not-so-rare leap: @abacusdata June 2015 #nlpoli

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Q2 2015 Poll Speculation #nlpoli

Corporate Research Associates boss Don Mills has done a good job of teasing the results of his latest poll, due Monday.

“Significant” change in voter intentions, Mills tweeted on Friday and repeatedly over the weekend.

It’s all fed a great deal of speculation.  Someone fed the self-styled Hydroqueen internal Liberal polling numbers and she has . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Q2 2015 Poll Speculation #nlpoli

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: There’s good news and there’s bad news #nlpoli

Corporate Research Associates and the provincial Conservatives played up the change in government satisfaction in the release of CRA’s quarterly advertising poll on Wednesday.

But CRA’s satisfaction numbers don’t mean anything, as regular readers of this corner recall from last month. CRA doesn’t explore “satisfaction”  to see what it means and, as you can see . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: There’s good news and there’s bad news #nlpoli

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Grits gain from Cons and Dippers #nlpoli

Premier Kathy Dunderdale doesn’t govern by polls.

That’s what she told reporters – yet again – as they asked her about yet another poll that showed the provincial Conservatives aren’t doing so well with eligible voters.

Then Kathy explained to reporters that the polls told her that she and her colleagues must do a better . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Grits gain from Cons and Dippers #nlpoli

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Commentary – After the election #nlpoli nspoli

Following is a commentary by Don Mills of Corporate Research Associates in response to the post “CRA, Abacus, and the 2013 Nova Scotia General Election”. – EGH

Don Mills’ commentary is available two ways:  via Scribd and underneath the Scribd insert, as a post within SRBP.  The Scribd version is Mills’ original submission complete with . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Commentary – After the election #nlpoli nspoli

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Will he bring more than guesses? #nlpoli

Corporate research Associates president Don Mills is in St. John’s on Wednesday to speak to the Board of Trade.  He’s already teased up his visit with a news release on Tuesday. 

On top of that he gave James McLeod of the Telegram an interview that will appear in Wednesday morning’s edition.  James teased it . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Will he bring more than guesses? #nlpoli

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Gander at the goosing #nlpoli

Apparently, your humble e-scribbler got on Steve Kent’s nerves.

The Conservative politician and his friends have been bombarding Twitter and Open Line shows since the middle of July will all sorts of their old poll-goosing tactics.  So yours truly has been re-tweeting some of the little comments with an added remark like “Gee, you’d . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Gander at the goosing #nlpoli

Blunt Objects: Atlantic Canada Polling Yay!

The ever-intrepid Corporate Research Associates, those who do basically all the polling for the Atlantic provinces provincially, are out with their newest quarterly numbers for all four provinces. Let’s start with Newfoundland and Labrador.

PC: 54% (-6) NDP: 28% (+2) Liberal: 18% (+5)

Not much change here, the Dunderdale PCs still dominate the scene and . . . → Read More: Blunt Objects: Atlantic Canada Polling Yay!

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: They who lived by the bullshit… #nlpoli

Regular readers of these e-scribbles will know that the quarterly Corporate Research Associates poll is cause for nothing if not a fair bit of derision.

They aren’t polls anyone should use to judge anything serious.  They are just a marketing device for CRA.

Nonetheless and despite seven years of solid evidence they are crap, the . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: They who lived by the bullshit… #nlpoli