Here, on how the Saskatchewan Party’s climate obstruction is entirely out of touch with the province’s citizens. For further reading…– Abacus Data’s national poll ofContinue reading
This and that for your weekend reading. – Abacus Data has polled the Canadian public on climate change, and found far more appetite for meaningfulContinue reading
Assorted content for your weekend reading. – Naomi Klein examines how climate change has contributed to a summer of extreme weather disasters, while David SuzukiContinue reading
Heading into their convention this weekend, the provincial Liberals have another poll that confirms what all the other polls have said for the past sixContinue reading
Here (via PressReader), on how the North Saskatchewan River oil spill may not lead directly to a needed reevaluation of the risks of pipelines – but a public expectation that we’ll shift away from dirty energy may be more significant in the long run.Fo…Continue reading
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…Continue reading
No surprise that the Liberals are way ahead in the latest Abacus horse race poll. No surprise the NDP have fallen and the Tories haveContinue reading
Latest Abacus poll confirms surge of the Liberal Party continues in Battleground Ontario: Ontarians want a new government, that will handle the economy well, developContinue reading
Latest Abacus poll confirms surge of the Liberal Party continues in Battleground Ontario:Ontarians want a new government, that will handle the economy well, develop infrastructure, provide good governance, and act with decency.We will all get that kind…Continue reading
Abacus has a poll out on September 27 that has very bad news for Mulcair’s NDP. The NDP support in Quebec, its heartland, has plungedContinue reading
As the 1980s gave way to the 1990s and the defeats kept coming, I became ever more convinced that there were crucial bits of a governing coalition missing for Labour. Where was our business support? Where were our links into the self-employed? Above all, where were the aspirant people, the ones doing well but who wanted to do better; the ones at the bottom who had dreams of the top? … Where were those people in our ranks? Nowhere, I concluded…But it seemed that the party and the voters were in two different places, and so the party had to shift against its will. My own feeling, however, was: the voters are right and we should change not because we have to, but because we want to. It may sound a subtle difference, but it is fundamental.
Clause IV was hallowed text repeated on every occasion by those on the left who wanted no truck with compromise or the fact that modern thinking had left its words intellectually redundant and politically calamitous. Among other things, it called for “the common ownership of the means of production, distribution and exchange.” … At a certain level, it meant a lot and the meaning was bad. Changing it was not a superficial thing; it implied a significant, deep and lasting change in the way the party thought, worked and would govern.
I always remember him saying, “Don’t forget: communication is fifty per cent of the battle in the information age. Say it once, say it twice and keep on saying it, and when you’ve finished, you’ll know you’ve still not said it enough.”
The pathfinder was already switched on: growth was the key; investment, not tax cuts; redistribute, but carefully and not touching income tax; keep the middle class onside, but where growth and redistribution allowed, focus on the poorest; then, in time, you could balance tax cuts and spending.
But Harper is fishing in a far smaller pool, according to Abacusdata: The whole Abacusdata poll is fascinating and worth studying, and, of course, sharingContinue reading
Two-thirds of respondents to the most recent Abacus-VOCM News poll said they believed the Liberal Party will win the next provincial general election. That’s anContinue reading
Two different polls from two different pollsters using two different polling methods have shown basically the same thing: the New Democrats and Conservatives are dukingContinue reading
Last week, not too long after the budget release, an Abacus poll was released showing the Conservatives jumping to an 8 point lead over theContinue reading
On guard Hat tip to BigCityLibfor pointing the way to the latest Abacus poll. The devil is in the regional breakdown, because national poll numbersContinue reading
By lunch time today, you’ll have Corporate Research Associate’s latest quarterly omnibus poll. Odds are the overall numbers on party choice for provincial politics willContinue reading
The NDP’s biggest problem electorally isn’t a question of policy or values or leadership or connecting with voters or just about anything else perennially brought up to explain their difficulties in the polls both federally and provincially across Cana…Continue reading