Thursday, October 16, 2008

The Results Are In

My pot pourri election pool asked readers to answer 10 questions about the election. Before I reveal the winners, here are the answers:

1. Will Elizabeth May win her seat? Not even close.

2. Will Justin Trudeau win his seat? Yup. One of 4 Liberal pick-ups this election.

3. Will Senator Michael Fortier win his seat? Again, not even close.

4. Will the Liberals win a seat in Alberta? No. And I'm really kicking myself for not wording it as "will the Tories win every seat in Alberta?".

5. How many seats in Quebec will the NDP win? Just one. Just barely.

6. Which polling company's final numbers will be closest to the actual result? Angus Reid takes the top prize - something no one predicted.

7. Which party will run the most vicious attack ad? I've decided to give this one to the NDP for their Quebec Bush ad. It was also, in my opinion, the best ad of the campaign.

8. Will the word "abortion" be used in a major party TV ad? Not in an ad, no.

9. Which leader will get the most points in the gaffe pool? The Tories take this one.

10. Conservative Party over/under in Crowfoot - 80%. Shockingly, over. 82%.

Tie-Breaker: Number of seats won by the Conservatives. 143

And, now, the winners. If you didn't crack the top 10 and want to know how you did, just drop me an e-mail:

1. HosertoHoosier 8 (tie break: 8)
2. jeagag 7 (tb: 2)
3. IslandLiberal 7 (tb: 4)
4. bct2.0 7 (tb: 12)
5. Richard Peregrino 7 (tb: 37)
6. le politico 6 (tb: 10)
7. uwhabs 6 (tb: 15)
8. Antonio 6 (tb: 19)
9. matthew 6 (tb: 28)
10. Kettles 6 (-)

So congrats to the winners! You've won...nothing!


  • Like hell I won nothing. I won bragging rights up the wazoo! Now you all have to listen to my prognostications.

    Lucien Bouchard will return to Canada and run to lead the Liberals. Stephen Harper will have a sex scandal. Jack Layton will shave his moustache.

    By Blogger hosertohoosier, at 1:14 AM  

  • I can buy the first two, but no way Jack shaves the stache.

    By Anonymous CW, at 9:17 AM  

  • Fourth place! All right! That makes me a true Canadian!

    By Blogger BCT 2.0, at 2:56 PM  

  • Since the Angus Reid "online" poll won, does this mean that all the people who claim that online sampling isn't accurate (when the results don't favour their party, at least) will change their position?

    By Anonymous The Invisible Hand, at 11:17 PM  

  • The Invisible Hand said...

    I second that motion. I would argue that in a negative election like this, online polls (not polls on some website, but those conducted from a weighted online sample) or robocalls will reduce the reluctance of voters to say they support one party (namely, the Conservaties) when polled.

    By Blogger hosertohoosier, at 11:58 PM  

  • Hey, there's so much useful material above!

    By Anonymous, at 4:01 AM  

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