Thursday, January 28, 2010

The Liberals are ahead!

Well it happened and many of us were expecting it or hoping for it. The Liberals are ahead! This is the first poll since last summer showing that the Liberals are ahead. While the Liberals are ahead the NDP are stile way below on were they were in the 2008 election. The Green party is at 11% and 4% higher than were they were in the 2008 election, and the Bloc at 9.1% are 0.9% less than were they were in the 2008 election.
The Liberals' revival is strongest in Ontario, which was a longtime Liberal stronghold that had been taken over by the Conservatives through the fall.
Support for the Liberals is also strong in Quebec and the party is edging up in British Columbia as well.
The Liberals have been gradually winning support among middle-aged baby-boomers and seniors — groups more likely to vote than younger Canadians.
The Liberal have also recovered their lead among groups that had traditionally supported them, including new Canadians and the university educated.
"We have seen public opinion reverse itself a couple of times in the last year, so it would be a mistake to say that any trend is irreversible," said Graves.
"However, the fact that prorogation backfired on the government and that its response to Haiti has been well-received but has not translated into support for the Conservative party suggests there may be some sturdiness to these trends."


  1. Pick the polls you like right?

    Voting Intention: Con. 33%, Lib. 29%, NDP 19%, BQ 10%, Grn. 7%.

    Approval Rating: Harper 27%, Layton 27%, Ignatieff 17%.

    Sucks for Liberals.

  2. I don't think that is going to matter. Politics is in a sorry mess whether it be the Liberals or any other party at this time in Canada.

  3. Mister CanoeHead29 January 2010 at 09:34

    The Montreal Canadiens are way ahead of the leafs! Go Habs Go!

  4. Nevertheless, Robert, all polls show that the Tories are down a few percentage points after the prorogation and the Afghan detainee issue. All polls show that the Liberals are up after these two issues. So, actually, it sucks for the Cons.

  5. Time to fire up the big red machine. I'm feeling election fever!!!

  6. true Robert not every poll shows the liberals ahead but don't be in denial the conservatives are clearly dropping in support and the Liberals are clearly gained since the prorogation of parliament

  7. true pick the poll you like but i am only mentioning this because it is the first time in a while that shows a poll giving the liberals an edge


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