Thursday, March 07, 2013
The Slow Erosion of the Harper Regime
I told you he was looking a little worried, or a little desperate.
I told you he's been acting funny, or even crazier than usual.
And now we know why.
It seems that Canadians are finally getting tired of Stephen Harper.
And his support is slowly crumbling.
The national ballot race is tightening up. The trend line for Conservative support, although still numerically ahead of the opposition parties, is trending downward and is at the lowest level in the Nanos tracking since August 2009.
Three regional races are also quite tight: BC, Ontario and Atlantic Canada. Also of note, in the province of Quebec support for the BQ has been trending upward, although the BQ still significantly trail the New Democrats.
Conservative 31.5% (-2.8)
Liberal 29.1% (+1.5)
NDP 27.2% (+0.1)
Green 5.9% (+1.2)
BQ 5.2% (+0.6)
*Undecided 28.3% (+6.4)
(click pic to enlarge)
The Cons are still strong in the prairies, but still dead in Quebec, and losing ground in Atlantic Canada, British Columbia, and most crucially in Ontario, where they won their precious majority.
In an interview today on the CBC's Power and Politics, Nik Nanos attributed this slow erosion to voter fatigue with the Harper Cons, a lack of new government initiatives, and the way the opposition has been able to avoid making mistakes the Cons can capitalize on.
To which I would add growing unease over the state of the economy, the environment, and the way the Cons are mixing politics and religion. And of course the never ending scandals.
Like the Harper Senate, now not just the House of Trough, but also the House of Passion !!!
Oh. My. Gomorrah. And I thought the Cons were the Christian Taliban. Where is Tom Flanagan, Harper's moral mentor, when we need him? And who do they think they are? The Vatican ??????
Of course, it's just one poll, but the trend line is encouraging. All the things that are eroding their support can only get worse. If people are tired of Harper now, imagine how they'll feel in another two years.
And if the Cons think they can destroy the opposition by unleashing their attack dogs, as they have so many times before, I think they are doomed to disappointment. Or worse.
Because firstly they have to hit a moving target, and I don't think they can. Not as long as the opposition parties play smart. And certainly not as long as Dean Del Mastro is the Con point man on ETHICS.
Opposition MPs are calling on the prime minister to dump his parliamentary secretary, Dean Del Mastro, after he missed more than two dozen consecutive meetings of the House of Commons ethics committee.
For obvious reasons...
And secondly, because if anyone is going to be destroyed it's the Harper Cons. When we hit them with OUR attack ads.
For after all the foul material they have given us, and all the juicy scandals to come, you can be sure that they will be the most savage attack ads of political and personal destruction this country has ever seen.
And they will administer the coup-de-grace to that tired, old, and corrupt Con regime.
For this time we will take no prisoners. Not after what they've done to Canada.
Yup. The universe is unfolding as it should eh?
The writing is on the wall. The blue line is heading in the right direction.
Down. Down. Down.
And Great Monkey Leader is slowly shrinking...
Please click here to recommend this post at Progressive Bloggers.