Sunday, September 16, 2012

Harris-Decima Poll: Has Thomas Mulcair’s waffling cost NDP support?

Has Mulcair’s waffling caused voters to start a fresh appraisal of the Mulcair-led Dippers? That just might be the case according to the latest poll showing slippage:
Waffling Thomas

A new poll gives the governing party a seven-point lead over the Opposition New Democrats -- a cushion they may need if a second omnibus budget implementation bill sparks the same public backlash and all-out parliamentary warfare its predecessor did last spring.

The Canadian Press Harris-Decima survey, which was conducted Aug. 30-Sept. 10, put Conservative support at 34 per cent of respondents, the NDP at 27, the Liberals at 24 and the Greens at seven.

And the NDP has lost ground in Quebec and is not doing well in Battleground Ontario:

According to the Harris-Decima poll, the NDP were leading in Quebec with 31 per cent support, compared with 25 per cent for the Bloc Quebecois, 24 for the Liberals, 15 for the Tories and four for the Greens.

The Conservatives had a 10-point lead in Ontario, with 39 per cent to the Liberals' 29, the NDP's 23 and the Greens' six.

Perhaps Thomas Mulcair might take some time to consider whether trying to have your cake and eat it at the same time really, really makes sense with an intelligent, literate and involved public?

Think clearly about that Clarity Act and Supreme Court thing, Tommy. It’s not going away.

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