BigCityLib Strikes Back: Booyah! New Ipsos Poll Shows PCPO Collapse!

To watch Darrell Bricker,  Global CEO of Ipsos Public Affairs,  strut about twitter today, you’d’ve thought Hudak’s PCPO had a strangle-hold on the Ontario provincial election.  But really their vote is imploding! Ontario Race Tightens: Hudak PCs Slip (35%, -4), Horwath NDP Gain (28%, +4) and Wynne Liberals Stall (31%, +1) among Decided Voters Im…Fucking…ploding.  Darrell ...

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Darrell Bricker, CEO of Ipsos Public Affair, On Recent Forum Polls

The occasion is this story in the Winnipeg Free Press: Forum released its latest round of polling late Sunday night following calls into the riding during the day. The survey has a relatively small sample size but suggests Liberal Rolf Dinsdale enjoys 59 per cent support, a commanding lead over Conservative Larry Maguire’s 30 per ...

CuriosityCat: Do Canada’s rightwingers swoon over Policy Wonks, Pretty Faces or Daddy Figures?

Sarah Hampson We seem to have a conflict between three theories of what motivates conservatives to vote.  On the one hand, we have the school of thought that says there is a beauty premium reaped by the more beautiful people in life, business and politics. The second school believes that voters in the US are ...

Alex's Blog: Going, Going, Gone: Dismantling the Progressive State

“An Auction”. William Pyne and William Combe (1808). Now that some time has passed since the federal budget it might be useful to step back and assess what it says about where the government is taking us. Reaction has been pretty muted. The “centrist punditry” generally see this as an incremental budget, business as usual, ...