The British Colombian election is set for May 14th, and it’s pretty straight forward. People in BC no longer support the BC liberals after three consecutive terms. BC Liberals have been losing popularity since they won the 2009 BC election.
The NDP started out the year nearly at 50%, and having twice as much support as the Liberals. The BC Conservatives which usually get 3-4% in the polls started to eat away at the BC Liberals support, and almost took second place just a Little over a year ago. But ever since May 2013 the BC Conservatives have collapsed and the BC liberals have
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21% of Albertans, according to a Leger poll, are undecided as to who they would support in an election. So who is going to convert these 1 in 5 Albertans? It’s not the Wildrose. They’re a known quantity, for good or ill. Nor will it be the Progressive Conservatives, racked by scandal and ebbing in the polls [...]
According to EKOS when asked whether or not they’re small ‘l’ liberals 45% (+/- 8.8%) of Albertans say they are liberals . Here’s a link to the poll in question. The ideology question is on page 31.
A few online polls suggest Idle No More is not supported by a majority of Canadians.
Though there appears to be no major polling done as of yet, three recent online polls give some idea about the popularity of Idle No More.
The larger of the polls was on Jan.3, Winnipeg Free Press had an online poll of over 14,000 respondents, 32% supported Idle No More while 47% opposed it and 21% were unclear what the movement exactly was.
Niagra Falls Review on Jan.5 had a much smaller poll with only 332 respondents: 93 supported Idle No More
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Is hunger striker Chief Theresa Spence, who entered Day 20 of her peaceful protest today, your 2012 newsmaker of the year? Is it the Idle No More movement? The Quebec student movement? Beleaguered Toronto Mayor Rob Ford? Is it Kevin Page, Canada’s fearless gallant Parliamentary Budget Officer, who showed uncommon courage recently when he took the Harper government to court seeking accountability and READ MORE
I’ll be around, but justice will be working on its homework, and set to deliver their assignment about 600 days late. Marks may be deducted for lack of punctuality. The criminally guilty get a second Christmas on the wrong side of jail cell bars.
Some polls besides Ekos clearly show that fraud calls happened across the country. As EC released warnings about the calls, reports for the calls may have dropped, as potential complainants would possibly be aware that EC was working on the investigation. Their trust may have been misplaced, as the story surged into the spotlight
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Do you trust PM Harper to tell the truth about trade deals with China?
No, He just sold us out to Chinese State Interests on the Nexen takeover! (95%, 58 Votes)
Yes, Steve is a trustworthy and dedicated PM (5%, 3 Votes)
Total Voters: 61
On a dark chilly morning it is encouraging to realize that the world did not end and that we may be entering a new age of ‘Gettin’ it’! See the new ‘Gettin’ it’ Poll
Montreal (The Skwib) — In their yearly survey of how much trust we have in a variety of occupations, Leger Marketing discovered that journalists were more trusted than quite a few other occupations. Nearly 49 percent of Canadians felt that …… . . . → Read More: mark a rayner | scribblings, squibs & sundry monkey joys: The Journalist: More Trustworthy than the Prison Snitch
… of 376 randomly selected residents puts Ms. Crockatt in first place – but pegs her support at just 32 per cent, down from 48 per cent in a similar poll held two weeks earlier. Liberal candidate Harvey Locke had the backing of 30 per cent of t… . . . → Read More: calgaryliberal.com: Libs are 2% behind the Tory in Calgary-Centre. Huh.
Sao Paolo, Brazil – 140 people have died in the last two weeks in battles between police and inner-city gangs. Be hard to be held in lower esteem.
This was an interesting poll in The Globe and Mail this morning. It seems that out of 26 countries in both hemispheres of the Americas, our very own Stephen Harper ranked as the national leader who was least trusted by the population. On top of
For the most part the U.S political climate has remained the same. The White House resident is still a democrat, the senate is still controlled by democrats and the House is controlled by Republicans. But I think in all it is a win for left wing of the country, and shows to some extent the fact that America has at least in my mind moved little bit more towards the left of the political spectrum.
In the Presidential election Obama didn’t win popular vote wise as much as he did in 2008. This of course doesn’t prove that America has moved to the
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A new Forum Research Ontario tracking poll is out. The results show the NDP and PCs in a virtual tie, with the Liberal support continuing to plummet. Horwath’s and Hudak’s popularity remains about the same with Horwath way in the lead, but McGuinty’s popularity has dropped significantly.
Results of the Sept. 25th poll compared to level of support at the election in Oct. 2011: PC: 37% (+2%) NDP: 35% (+12%) LIb: 20% (-18%)
The NDP has been steadily rising overall since the election, while the PCs have remained about the same. The Liberal support has steadily dropped since the election (Read more…)
Shurely, the respondents to the poll must have interpreted this as a rhetorical question! I mean, who even comes close??? And forget about “since 1968″. How about “ever”??? The biggest change observed since 2011 is in the second question. One-in-four Canadians (26%, +7) think Harper has been Canada’s Worst Prime Minister since 1968. Mulroney is [...]
This question was sent by email from someone who prefers to remain anonymous, so we’ll call her Marigold.
Marigold recently won an overnight stay for two at a local hotel, breakfast included, valued at $160.
Marigold’s sole source of income is ODSP, which is Ontario’s social assistance plan for people with disabilities. It’s more generous than regular social assistance, but it still requires that one be unflinchingly frugal to make ends meet.
A friend of Marigold’s has offered her $40 cash for the hotel prize.
Marigold could definitely use the cash, but it would be a rare treat for her
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Every September 11 since 2001 has been a day to remember the victims of the terrorist attacks, but it should also be a day to remember the wars. Because just as we should never forget the men and women who died that day, we should never forget the mistakes we made in the days that followed.
In emotional impact 9/11 is often compared to Pearl Harbour, but there is an important difference, where the memory of the Japanese attack on a US navy base is inextricably linked to the second World War, the memory of the Twin Towers being destroyed
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The poll that get’s the last say is Leger Marketing August 31st. The Poll shows a new development that seems to be supported by past polls. That the CAQ will have more votes then the Liberals, and the PQ will win a government. But votes don’t translate into seats, and in fact I think Won’t win more seats or votes come election night
While I say Francois Legault still won’t win his party has shown that it can in fact hold it’s 28%. Leger Marketing shows that CAQ support is even among older voters and middle age voters who tend to
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With current polls putting Francois Legault a close third to the other two major political parties many are wondering whether Francois Leagualt will be able to make it all the way and win government in this election. There are many reasons to suspect that the CAQ will make major gains in this election and that they will no doubt out do the ADQ, but when it comes to the question of whether they can achieve a government, but I think they won’t.
First it’s very easy to look at the polls and say that the surge in CAQ support may give Legault the support he needs to form a government.
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North America just witnessed the hottest month in the history of record keeping (about 117 years). The month of July shattered every previous record, but was certainly not a freak occurrence. So far, the first 7 months of this year have been the warmest on average since records began over a century ago. Media outlets were abuzz with coverage of floods, droughts, fires, and storms, so naturally you’d think climate change would have played a massive role in their coverage.
You’d be wrong.
A great new study by Media Matters for America shows that our
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Christine Sinclair, the captain of the bronze-winning Canadian women’s Olympics soccer team, is our choice to carry the flag during the closing ceremony of the London Olympics. That’s the word from Canadians. See the Twitter hashtag #SinclairForFlagBearer. I approve.
By making Sinclair flag-bearer, Canada would honour both our gallant women’s soccer team and her personal achievements at the London Olympics and beyond. Soccer isn’t just about teamwork. It’s also about individuals: the coach, the team captain, and the individual player who brings something special to the team. Soccer is also leadership.
Sinclair captained the team into the history books.
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In a snap poll done just a few days ago shows the PQ may form the next government. According to the poll the PQ will get 39% and the Liberals will get 38%, while the CAQ will get 14% and the Quebec Solidare as well as the green party will get 4 and 3 percent respectively.
The Reason this shows that the PQ will form the government is, because when only polling francophone people who tend to decide most of Quebec’s ridings come election night the PQ have a strong lead. With 43% saying they will vote PQ and only 32% saying they will
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In a surprising move Elisabeth may said that she would urge her party not to run a candidate in Etobicoke center a riding that may be forced to have a by-election. First let`s state how much this could help the Liberal party if the Greens didn`t run a candidate. The May 2nd 2011 result was
Conservative Ted 21,661 Liberal Borys 21,635 NDP Ana 7,731 Green Katarina 1,454 Marxist Leninist Sarah 149
Now with the Greens not running a candidate
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A survey by the Randstad’s Global Workmonitor found that seven out of ten employees (59%) indicate a romantic relationships between co-worker are common in Canada. And two thirds (66%) approve. Makes sense, doesn’t it? Where else to turn to for love and comfort than someone you already know? After all, an office or company is a community where you can easily find someone who shares the same values and interests. And, of course, we’re a progressive country.
And yet, we’re a little progressive when the world is part of the equation. The same survey found that office romances are even more common
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The National Post released an Ipsos-Reid poll yesterday, and it shows that a lot of the anti-Harper vote has and continues to coalesce around the NDP:
According to the poll, which asked Canadians who they would vote for if an election occurred today, the NDP under Thomas Mulcair would receive 38% of the popular vote, up three points since last month. (That’s also well up from the 2011 election, when the NDP finished second with 31% of the vote.) The governing Tories would receive 35% of the vote, down two points since last month (and also down from the
Since Tom Mulcair was chosen to lead the party back in March, the NDP has maintained a strong support across Canada, which has continued to grow. The opposite is true for the Conservatives. Their support has been steadily dropping. Canadians are becoming more aware of the scandals plaguing them. And the exposure of the omnibus budget bill has not helped the Conservatives either. The Liberals are maintaining their support in the low 20s.
Of Significant Note: Some things of significant note about the latest poll numbers from Forum Research are that the NDP are now ahead of the Conservatives in (Read more…)