The NDP's steady progress in acceptability is ongoing, and the Harper Conservatives must be wondering what on earth they can do to smear Thomas Mulcair and the socialist hordes.
Despite his years of posturing with his 'muscular foreign policy', poor little Stevie is being displaced as the number one choice of men, as the latest poll shows:
The NDP appear to have the support of 36 per cent of urban and suburban men, a number that has risen steadily since February.Meanwhile, the Conservatives are seeing their support in that demographic appear to hover around 29 per cent, down from close to 40 per cent four months ago.As well, the New Democrats appear to have supplanted the Liberals as the natural party among women, said Allan Gregg, chairman of Harris Decima.
"Remember this is a party that a decade ago, half the electorate said they would "never" vote for," he said."To broaden their base as we see in these data is quite remarkable."
What a come down for Harper!
We can expect a lot of sabre rattling from the Harper Government in order to polish their self-annointed credentials as The Tough Guys on the Block.
Unfortunately for them, Canadians expect their politicians to be honest in their dealings with Parliament, the watchdogs overseeing MPs, the media and especially with Canadians themselves. The evasions, half-truths and wilful unwillingness to honour Parliamentary traditions (such as answering questions in Question Period) are all coming home to roost.
The hubris is showing; and Canadians do not long tolerate such hubris on the part of their politicians unless those politicians are also exceptional people.
Exceptional is not a word one would use to describe the Harper MPs.
The latest 3 polls confirm the trend: come the next election, the chances are very high that Canada will have a new government to replace the old, tired and shopsoiled 'Harper Government': a coalition government of the NDP and Liberal Party.About time, too!