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Montreal Simon: Donald Trump and the Big Polling Fraud

Anyone who watched the Donald Trump Hillary Clinton debate knows who won. And it wasn't the Annoying Orange.But don't tell that to the bloated demagogue, because he simply can't accept reality.And spent the day after his humiliating defeat claiming victory.Read more »

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Scott's DiaTribes: Liberals have the progressive base on their side – can they keep it?

Liberals are often accused of running (a campaign) on the left and governing right(wing). but recent polling shows that so far, the voters on the progressive left have been rather happy with the Justin Trudeau Government. This article here by Eric Gren… . . . → Read More: Scott’s DiaTribes: Liberals have the progressive base on their side – can they keep it?

Writings of J. Todd Ring: Economic Inequality: It’s Far Worse Than You Think – Scientific American

The great divide between our beliefs, our ideals, and reality Source: Economic Inequality: It’s Far Worse Than You Think – Scientific American   I don’t normally post anything on my blog other than my own original articles and essays… . . . → Read More: Writings of J. Todd Ring: Economic Inequality: It’s Far Worse Than You Think – Scientific American

Writings of J. Todd Ring: New Poll: Sanders Leads Clinton In Iowa

Substance begins to overtake slime. Whoops….did I say that? I meant to say, an honest candidate who has defended and worked for the people, consistently for over 30 years, and the only candidate who is standing up to Wall Street and the corporate… . . . → Read More: Writings of J. Todd Ring: New Poll: Sanders Leads Clinton In Iowa

Left Over: Shove that Poll Where the Sun Don’t Shine…

Having watched the polls ruin the voter turnout in BC during our last provincial election, seeing that few progressives bothered to vote at all, since the polls were showing a vast majority for the NDP..I am no fan of the damn things…

They have been wrong many times, but, right or wrong, they work an . . . → Read More: Left Over: Shove that Poll Where the Sun Don’t Shine…

Left Over: Shove that Poll Where the Sun Don’t Shine…

Having watched the polls ruin the voter turnout in BC during our last provincial election, seeing that few progressives bothered to vote at all, since the polls were showing a vast majority for the NDP..I am no fan of the damn things…

They have been wrong many times, but, right or wrong, they work an . . . → Read More: Left Over: Shove that Poll Where the Sun Don’t Shine…

Writings of J. Todd Ring: CNN lies, distorts, while its own polls tell the truth: Bernie won the debate

CNN’s own polls show Bernie Sanders won the Democratic presidential debate last night, Tuesday, October 13, 2015, hands down. When CNN polled, and asked “Who won the debate?” 83% of people said Bernie Sanders. 83%. Yet, CNN headlines are splashing the big, bold message, Hillary wins debate by landslide. Can the media be any more . . . → Read More: Writings of J. Todd Ring: CNN lies, distorts, while its own polls tell the truth: Bernie won the debate

Bouquets of Gray: Strategic voting in Cariboo-Prince George: vote NDP

Strategic voting in Cariboo-Prince George
Strategic voting in Cariboo-Prince George

Cariboo-Prince George is large and remote, making up some 80,000 sq. km. of central BC and includes the cities of Quesnel and Williams Lake.

Cariboo-Prince George is not a place that one would expect the Conservatives to be vulnerable—it has been reliably Conservative since the late 70s.

Recent polls, however, show that the NDP could defeat them here:

Strategic voting in Cariboo-Prince George poll

The key is that anti-Harper voters support the NDP.

Some recent posts:

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Bouquets of Gray: Strategic voting in Cariboo-Prince George: vote NDP

Strategic voting in Cariboo-Prince George

Cariboo-Prince George is large and remote, making up some 80,000 sq. km. of central BC and includes the cities of Quesnel and Williams Lake.

Cariboo-Prince George is not a place that one would expect the Conservatives to be vulnerable—it has been reliably Conservative since the late 70s.

Recent polls, . . . → Read More: Bouquets of Gray: Strategic voting in Cariboo-Prince George: vote NDP

Writings of J. Todd Ring: Bernie Sanders would win – if US elections weren’t controlled by big money….. But he just might win anyway, and he is well on his way

The Independent Senator from Vermont, and US Presidential candidate, Bernie Sanders, is riding a fast-growing wave of popular support across the United States. Sanders is getting ten times the turn-out for rallies as any other candidate, and the momentum continues to build. Bernie Sanders is getting higher turn-outs to rallies than the Republican candidates, even . . . → Read More: Writings of J. Todd Ring: Bernie Sanders would win – if US elections weren’t controlled by big money….. But he just might win anyway, and he is well on his way

CuriosityCat: Election October 19: The REAL ballot box question of Canadians

The Two Ballot Box Questions

Much as the CPC, NDP and LPC try to frame the ballot box question for the October 19 election, voters have their own views of what the question is. This article from Huffington Post gives some idea of what the question will be:

Coletto suggests there are actually two . . . → Read More: CuriosityCat: Election October 19: The REAL ballot box question of Canadians

The Canadian Progressive: Trudeau is “just not ready” to be Canada’s next prime minister: Poll

According to a new Forum Research poll, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau is “just not ready” to replace Stephen Harper as Canada’s next prime minister.

The post Trudeau is “just not ready” to be Canada’s next prime minister: Poll appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

CuriosityCat: THE critical numbers on October 19: 50%, 40% and 30% soft support

Switching time

Ignore the fluctuations in daily polls leading up to Canada’s October 19 election.

But keep your eyes firmly fixed on poll findings and anecdotal evidence regarding three numbers: 50%, 40%, and 30%. Those are the percentages of soft support for the NDP, LPC and CPC, according to the latest poll: So far, . . . → Read More: CuriosityCat: THE critical numbers on October 19: 50%, 40% and 30% soft support

CuriosityCat: Election 2015: The Shift to the Liberal Party starts

The Second King of Austerity?

With the dog days of summer ending, and only 6 or so weeks left in the interminable campaign, one of the most interesting sites to check on every now and then is the CBC Poll Tracker, run by Éric Grenier, the founder of ThreeHundredEight.com, a website dedicated to political . . . → Read More: CuriosityCat: Election 2015: The Shift to the Liberal Party starts

CuriosityCat: The Duffy Trial: Not Unexpected Consequences

Can we expect this soon?

For those Conservative spokespersons who don’t believe that the sorry tale of a Prime Minister’s Office scrambling to come up with the very best way to deceive the public, as told by witnesses at the Senator Duffy expenses trial, has had an effect on the popularity of their leader . . . → Read More: CuriosityCat: The Duffy Trial: Not Unexpected Consequences

Scott's DiaTribes: Election 42 kicks off. Nanos poll, Trudeau start bolsters LPC. Danielle Takacs shows why I support her.

The 42nd General Election writ was dropped yesterday, causing the 11 week campaign to officially begin.

It was interesting watching Harper try to pull off an Orwellian type response to why such a long campaign, claiming that it would somehow save money for the taxpayers – while it’s generally known that this extra long campaign . . . → Read More: Scott’s DiaTribes: Election 42 kicks off. Nanos poll, Trudeau start bolsters LPC. Danielle Takacs shows why I support her.

Susan on the Soapbox: Dear Mr Harper: About that Poll…

On Thursday I answered the phone and it was you Mr Harper (well, your robot pollster lady) wondering whether I’d answer a 30 second political survey.

While I can’t be certain she was calling on your behalf, the nature of her questions led me to the inevitable conclusion that I was talking to none other . . . → Read More: Susan on the Soapbox: Dear Mr Harper: About that Poll…

Pushed to the Left and Loving It: Dancing Around the Polls Will Only Make You Dizzy

The news this week was of two recently published polls. One was conducted by Forum Research and the other by Mainstreet Research; with completely different results.

Forum shows some drop in support for the NDP but has them forming a minority government. Mainstreet, on the other hand, shows a huge surge by the Conservatives, . . . → Read More: Pushed to the Left and Loving It: Dancing Around the Polls Will Only Make You Dizzy

CuriosityCat: 2015 Election: Harper’s Conservatives down 30% in EKOS poll

The most significant statistic in the latest EKOS snapshot of Canadian politics is that the “new” Conservatives lead by PM Stephen Harper have now plunged to a level in anticipated support which is 30% below the votes they garnered in the May 2011 election:

You can find the EKOS report through the reference in . . . → Read More: CuriosityCat: 2015 Election: Harper’s Conservatives down 30% in EKOS poll

CuriosityCat: Election 2015: Incredibly, 28% of Harper’s Conservative MPs are not running

The numberof non-runners is staggering: Stephen Harper is losing incumbent lawmakers at one of the highest rates in decades, and history suggests that weighs heavily on the Canadian Prime Minister’s chances of winning another term in power later this year.

 Of 166 Conservatives elected to the House of Commons during Harper’s first majority in . . . → Read More: CuriosityCat: Election 2015: Incredibly, 28% of Harper’s Conservative MPs are not running

Driving The Porcelain Bus: NDP Now Has A Stable Lead And Is In Minority Government Territory

3 new polls were released today (Environics, Forum, Ipsos Reid), all confirming that the NDP has a stable and comfortable lead over the other parties. The Environics poll was in the field earlier and over a longer period (June 3-18), so it shows the ol… . . . → Read More: Driving The Porcelain Bus: NDP Now Has A Stable Lead And Is In Minority Government Territory

Driving The Porcelain Bus: NDP Now Has A Stable Lead And Is In Minority Government Territory

3 new polls were released today (Environics, Forum, Ipsos Reid), all confirming that the NDP has a stable and comfortable lead over the other parties. The Environics poll was in the field earlier and over a longer period (June 3-18), so it shows the older trend when the 3 parties were virtually tied. The . . . → Read More: Driving The Porcelain Bus: NDP Now Has A Stable Lead And Is In Minority Government Territory

CuriosityCat: Election 2015 Seniors will determine who is Prime Minister of Canada come late October

Convergence

Here’s one interesting finding from the June 16 Forum poll: The NDP vote is characteristic of the youngest (43%), the least wealthy (39%) and the wealthiest (37%), in BC (30%) and among the best educated (43%). 

The Liberal vote is common to older voters (45 to 54 and 65+ – 31%), the wealthiest . . . → Read More: CuriosityCat: Election 2015 Seniors will determine who is Prime Minister of Canada come late October

Driving The Porcelain Bus: A Sleeping Ontario Awakens

EKOS has released a 2nd poll that puts the NDP in the lead in the past couple of weeks. This solidifies things more, showing that it is not a fluke. (Actually, 8 recent polls have the NDP virtually tied with the Conservatives for the lead.) Probably the most significant number in the latest poll is . . . → Read More: Driving The Porcelain Bus: A Sleeping Ontario Awakens

Driving The Porcelain Bus: A Sleeping Ontario Awakens

EKOS has released a 2nd poll that puts the NDP in the lead in the past couple of weeks. This solidifies things more, showing that it is not a fluke. (Actually, 8 recent polls have the NDP virtually tied with the Conservatives for the lead.) Probably th… . . . → Read More: Driving The Porcelain Bus: A Sleeping Ontario Awakens