|Andre Turcotte - the Curves Tracker|
Sometimes a picture is really worth a thousand words, much to the consternation of the conservatives huddled in Ottawa for the annual Manning Centre rightwing navel-gazing gathering. Pollster Turcotte presented a series of graphs showing what a poll of a thousand Canadians today think about the new Conservative Party under Stephen Harper and the other parties.
This graph shows two interesting crossings of curves – the first in 2012, when the Liberals surged past the Mulcair NDP in party self-identification by voters, and the second in 2013, when they surged past the Conservatives:
If you are a conservative, you really have to wonder whether your party has passed its best-before date.
The 2015 (or earlier) election will confirm those curves.