Friday, August 08, 2008

2 and 1/2 years down the road

... and although they have a 5-point lead over the Liberals, the Harper Conservatives still haven't hit majority territory in the polls, according to the latest from Angus Reid:
"The governing Conservative party is holding on to the lead in Canada, according to a poll by Angus Reid Strategies. 35 per cent of respondents would support the Tories in the next federal election, while 30 per cent would vote for the opposition Liberal party.

The New Democratic Party (NDP) is third with 17 per cent, followed by the Bloc Québécois with nine per cent, and the Green party with eight per cent. Support for the Tories increased by two points since June, while backing for the Grits remained stable."

Harpie must be tearing his hair out. When the governing party in a minority government is still sitting at 35% after well over 2 years in power, the only positive thing that can be said about a "5-point lead" is that it isn't a 4-point lead. Things like this and this and this and this and this and... ahhh, you get it... are probably not helpful... ya think?