Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Quiz Time

I posted on the CBC quiz before Christmas, and Politics Watch has finally come out with a vote selection quiz of their own.

Unlike the CBC one, I matched up 100% with Paul this time, followed by Layton at 94%, Duceppe at 73% and Harper at 42% (which is weird, since I put down that I was somewhat opposed to the notwithstanding clause's removal).

(hat tip Coyne)


  • Makes sense. I'm not sure if Paul Martin is in favour of removing S.33.

    By Blogger Sean, at 1:43 a.m.  

  • Ouch! I took the test and came out 100% with Jack Layton; I know I'm on the left-side of the Grit party but that far? Maybe I'd look good in a white mustache... 2nd at 68%, Stephen Harper -- double-ouch! Pick mandatory minimum sentences and suddenly your a NRA card-totten, pasty-faced Tory-lover. In 3rd, at 63%, was Gilles Duceppe -- merde! I've never in my life separated my whites from my multi-coloured socks, so where that came from... And in last place, perhaps in a bid to stave off Monday-night depression, was PMPM. He has fallen short of my Lester Bowles measuring stick, but c'mon, mr. election poll game. Show me some luvin!

    By Anonymous danny-o, at 1:54 a.m.  

  • I'm 100% Liberal
    92% NDP
    84% Conservative
    69% Bloc

    This is odd since I generally am on the right of the Liberal Party so I would have thought my support for the Conservatives would have been higher than the NDP.

    By Blogger Miles Lunn, at 2:22 a.m.  

  • Weird. 100% with everyone but Harper where I rated a dismal 26%.

    By Blogger Red Tory, at 5:07 a.m.  

  • Interesting results for myself.
    100% for Harper even though I'm conflicted about revisiting SSM.
    Next closest was 60% for Layton, which I don't come close to understanding, then 53% for Duceppe and a paltry 42% for Martin.

    I said interesting because I started this election cycle strongly ambivalent about Harper and his party, but he's done a bang-up job with their new platform, which has quite a few items that I agree with. I suppose that my newfound interest in our military, particularly its past, hasn't endeared me to the Liberals much either. My number 1 issue is defence, quite honestly. Canadians deserve a voice in the international community, and we're deluding ourselves if we think that we can have that voice unless we can back it up.

    By Anonymous Matthew, at 7:48 a.m.  

  • See Liberal, you should vote for the NDP...


    By Blogger Mike, at 9:14 a.m.  

  • I tried this. I managed 100% for Martin, 84% for Duceppe and Layton, and 26% for Harper.

    I guess I support Liberal policies if not Paul Martin

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:35 a.m.  

  • My results don't surprise me all that much... looks like I pre-voted the right way. :D

    NDP = 100%
    Liberl = 87%
    Bloc = 56%
    Conservative = 31%

    By Anonymous andrew, at 10:04 a.m.  

  • I guess you guys really are Grits. I came in at 100 percent for Harper and only 36 percent for Martin.

    The surprising thing was that I came in 41 percent for Layton. Presumably it's because Layton is opposed to Liberal Party corruption and Martin is wishy-washy

    By Anonymous Two Cents, at 10:16 a.m.  

  • 100% Conservative, even though I selected "neither" on same sex. Only 22% for Martin.

    I wonder, most of us being political junkies, how many of us really support the policies or select the policies knowing the party proposing it in order to maintain our self-image? I'm not sure I support a deep water port in Iqaluit, but I do generally support Harper.

    By Anonymous Feisty, at 10:45 a.m.  

  • This seems to be done mostly on their platforms only and as well all know parties rarely follow their platforms. Best to look at their past actions rather than use a political quiz.

    By Blogger Miles Lunn, at 10:59 a.m.  

  • Fiesty raises a good point. Are party affiliations based on party policy or general political philosophy.

    I came out 100% NDP and 93% Liberal. Which suprised me because I tend to be a little on the conservative side fiscally.


    By Blogger Kevin, at 11:42 a.m.  

  • I was 100% Harper, 16% Martin. Well, show's my tory colors I guess. CG, you see the La Presse endorsement? I feel bad for Martin... cause when it rains, it pours for that guy.

    By Anonymous JoeCalgary, at 12:05 p.m.  

  • 1. Conservative - 100%
    2. NDP - 73%
    3. Bloc - 47%
    4. Liberal - 42%

    Interesting that the two that are farthest oppposed come in at #1 and #2. :)

    More proof that you should vote NDP is you want a strong opposition that will still work to get some things done in this country!

    If you're not going Conservative, you gotta go for Jack to give us a hard-working opposition committed to making the house work where he can.

    By Blogger CanadianTruth, at 12:28 p.m.  

  • I think this test is messed up...

    For example I strongly opposed a seperate Quebec hockey team yet somehow ended up with 100% for Duceppe...

    92% each for Layton and Martin, and 64% for Harper.

    Leaving aside questions about whether or not the test is making errors, I think that there just aren't enough questions on there to make a good selection.

    Oh well, I was either voting for the NDP or Bloc Pot. Time to flip a coin.

    By Anonymous Ken Ketchum, at 12:59 p.m.  

  • I had 100% Martin, 90% Layton, 64% Duceppe, and 32% Harper.

    Probably not the best test in the world, I might agree with Duceppe on minor issues more than Harper, but Harper supports National Unity (well maybe not strong Unity, but at least Unity) which counts more than all those other issues combined.

    By Blogger Kegger, at 1:26 p.m.  

  • Jack Layton (100%)
    Paul Martin (87%)
    Gilles Duceppe (43%)
    Stephen Harper (37%)

    I'm a kneedipper? Whaaa?
    Actually, I'm pretty far left for a Liberal, although for me, the Liberals are a long-term investment, and the NDP are NOT a governing party (look what happened to BC and Ontario.) I don't have anything against the NDP, just that the Grits are a better choice.

    By Blogger Lady Cooper, at 2:19 p.m.  

  • I think it's curved - so your number one candidate ends up with 100%, and everyone else is ranked relative to that. So you could disagree with an independent Quebec hockey team, but still end up 100% Duceppe, provided you didn't agree more with any other candidate.

    By Blogger Joel Fleming, at 2:34 p.m.  

  • Martin 100%
    Layton 93%
    Duceppe 80%
    Harper 26%

    By Blogger Dan McKenzie, at 6:48 p.m.  

  • I prefer the CBC quiz. It lets you see afterward which answers corresponded or differed with each candidate's platform. It's pretty obvious for most of the questions, but I was surprised by the question about holidays. Which party is proposing that?

    My results: Layton 100%, Duceppe 68%, Martin 60%, Harper 28%

    By Anonymous Chet, at 6:42 p.m.  

  • DOn't believe those stupid pool they make us fool.

    By Anonymous tuxedo shirt, at 9:03 a.m.  

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