Saturday, May 16, 2015
Stephen Harper's Strange and Desperate Spring
He is still campaigning furiously all over the country, sprinkling dollars all over the place, trying to buy the next election.
But the spring has gone out Harper's step, he seems listless at times, his cold dead eyes seem deader than usual. He's packing on the pounds.
The events of the last two weeks have clearly taken a terrible toll. Every day seems to bring more bad news.
And yesterday was no exception.
A new Forum poll seemed to confirm, what an Ekos poll had suggested the day before: Despite all that campaigning, and all that money, his numbers are going nowhere.
The Liberals, Conservatives and NDP are now locked in a dead heat in terms of popular support, according to a new public opinion poll by Forum Research. The survey, conducted Tuesday and Wednesday, has the Conservatives and Liberals at 31 per cent and the NDP at 30 per cent — a three-way tie, factoring in the poll’s margin of error.
And if you compare the Forum tracking poll:
To the Ekos tracking poll:
You can see they seem to agree on what's happening.
While the NDP numbers are soaring, his are flattening out, and if an election was held tomorrow, he would not get his precious majority.
If these results are projected up to seats in a 338-seat House of Commons, the Conservatives would capture a minority with 131 seats. The NDP would remain the official opposition with 111 seats and the Liberals would see 95 seats, Forum says.
And the NDP and the Liberals would have more than enough seats combined, to legitimately and incontestably topple his ghastly regime.
And that's before the Duffy trial resume in two weeks. Because there's also bad news for Harper on that front.
Canadians assign more responsibility in the Senate controversy to suspended senator Mike Duffy and Prime Minister Stephen Harper than they do to Nigel Wright, a new survey has found.
The Nanos survey, released Friday, found that when assigning points out of 100 for the responsibility in the Senate controversy relating to the personal cheque, Canadians assign 40 points to Duffy. They assign 34 points to Harper and 18 points to Wright, Harper’s former chief of staff.
Slowly but surely he's been dragged into that trial, and that too can only hurt him.
You know, maybe it's just because it's Spring, the time when everything comes alive again...
But I can't help feeling that a wind of change is finally starting to blow across this land.
History is moving on and leaving the old tyrant behind, as history always does to those who have been in power long enough, and are now good to go.
After such a long and horrible nightmare we finally do have something to lift our spirits.
Enjoy your Old Dead Queen/Two-four (one week early) weekend everybody.
Better times are coming...
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