Monday, September 25, 2017
Is Andrew Scheer Now More Popular Than Justin Trudeau?
It's going to feel like 40 degrees again in Ottawa today. And I was pretty sure that Andrew Scheer was melting.
Not just because of the brutal temperature, but also because of the heat he's been taking over all the lies in his phony tax campaign.
But could I be wrong?
Could this nightmare be true?
Could Scheer and his Cons now be more popular than Justin Trudeau's Liberals?
If an election were held today, Forum says, 39 per cent of the country would vote for Andrew Scheer’s Conservative Party and 35 per cent would vote for Justin Trudeau’s Liberals.
Forum’s president Lorne Bozinoff doesn’t stop there, though. He then applies his poll result to a seat distribution model and concludes that, if an election were held right now, the result would be a Conservative minority — can you say Prime Minister Andrew Scheer? — where the Tories would have precisely half the seats in the House of Commons.
The Tories would win 169, while the Liberals would win 130 seats, the NDP 26, the Bloc Quebecois 12, and the Green Party would keep its single seat.
And so soon after this poll of polls.
Or this poll.
Or this one...
And what or who are we to believe?
This is just the second poll since early October 2015 that finds anyone but Justin Trudeau’s Liberals in first place. (The other one, from March, was also from Forum.) So, the question quickly posed on social networks is does this poll represent the reality of Canadian public opinion or is it an outlier?
Could the Liberals have really fallen seven points, while the Cons gained nine in just two weeks, while the NDP remained exactly the same?
Does anybody find it strange that Scheer would lead Trudeau with half his approval rating?
More than four in ten (43%) say they approve of Trudeau’s performance, which is down six points since August (August 24th: 49%). Almost half (47%) say they disapprove of his performance, up five points in the same time period (August 24th: 42%).
Andrew Scheer sees approval amongst one quarter (26%) of voters and disapproval of almost a third (30%). Andrew Scheer has failed to make an impression on the plurality, however, with almost half (44%) saying they do not know whether they approve or disapprove.
Would anyone dare cast a vote for the NDP when they could split the vote and hand the Cons a majority?
And are there really enough greedy grifters in this country who would believe this grubby Con artist?
Believe that he would reduce taxes for small businesses, when even this Con-friendly analyst says the opposite is true, and he is only leading his followers into a trap.
The Conservatives have fallen into the trap of defending a group of privileged Canadians and allowing themselves to be boxed in against the middle class.
It seems that Justin Trudeau has adopted a lesson Donald Trump taught us all in 2016: conventional commentators, more often than not, are drastically out of touch — and leaders should trust their instincts.
Are Canadians really that stupid? Would they really make this creepy religious fanatic Prime Minister?
Sacrifice the rights of women and gay people, throw away decent pensions and medicare, as well as legalized marijuana. And turn this country into a theocracy or a police state.
And sadly I have to admit it's possible.
For what smart or decent people could have endured ten years of Stephen Harper, and then less than two years later come crawling back for more?
Snivelling and slobbering "please sir I want MORE."
And how do you explain those progressive dotards who spend more time attacking Trudeau and the Liberals than they do attacking the Cons?
If the Cons are elected could we ever punish them enough?
Oh well, none of this will make any difference to me. I will just keep on doing what I have now done for more than eleven years.
Fight the filthy bigot Cons wherever they raise their ugly hog heads.
Resist them as hard as I can, for as long as it takes.
Until the day they are finally destroyed.
And Canada is clean and safe again...