Tuesday, June 09, 2015
Pierre Poilievre's Sad and Desperate Popularity Problem
Well at least now we know the real reason Pierre Poilievre made those ghastly vanity videos.
Which were all about him, but paid for with OUR money.
Employment Minister Pierre Poilievre commissioned a team of public servants for overtime work on a Sunday to film him glad-handing constituents in promotion of the Conservative government’s benefits for families
Which didn't seem to bother him...
But can now be reasonably explained. He was flogging the Con's porky vote buying scam, as well as flogging himself.
Because he has a serious, possibly terminal, popularity problem
Pierre Poilievre, the federal employment minister and chief spokesman for the Conservative party in the House of Commons, has “a very significant likeability issue in his riding,” according to pollster Frank Graves, whose company recently polled Poilievre’s suburban Ottawa constituency of Nepean-Carleton.
A June 1-3 robopoll of 500 constituents found that 41% don’t like Poilievre very much. Only 17% said they like him a lot. In contrast, only 24% strongly dislike the riding's Progressive Conservative MPP Lisa MacLeod and 28% like her a lot.
“My guess is that people are looking at him and saying the more I see of him, the less I like him,” said Graves.
Which as you know doesn't surprise me in the least...
But does please me enormously, because I've always despised that brutish little Con.
That union bashing Young Republican bully right out of Nixon's America...
And the best news is what it means for the Cons and their depraved leader.
Who Poilievre has always served so well...
This -- like many other portents -- suggests that the Conservatives' electoral prospects this fall are worse than the top line numbers indicate.
Just as every hockey team needs a cheap shot artist, every prime minister needs someone who can deliver a well-timed slash to the ankles. But Harper is playing Poilievre as his starting centre, and the poor results are increasingly apparent on the scoreboard.
And who as we know raised Poilievre to be like him.
Only to have Canadians dislike his baby almost as much as they dislike Harper...
Which must surely be an encouraging sign.
The Cons are in trouble.
And with a little luck.
The monster and his demon spawn will be going down together...
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