Sunday, January 10, 2010

On the bright side, Ignatieff was picked as "the leader you'd most like to attend an Isaiah Berlin leture with"

Angus Reid has a fun poll out, where they ask "the beer question", amongst others. In it, we learn that the mustached socialist is the "jock" of Canadian politics - he's the one voters would like to have a beer with, or have on their sports team. Harper wins most of the "prime ministerial" questions - negotiating with other countries and representing Canada. Ignatieff, well, he's the one voters would go to for a book recommendation, and they'd love to have him on their trivia team.

The question that really caught my eye was this one - "who would you prefer being Prime Minister in the event of another Quebec referendum?". And, wouldn't you know it? The firewall guy from Calgary wins hands down - 29% to 17% (for Ignatieff) to 10% (for Layton). It shows the kind of progress Harper has made in the eyes of voters over the past few years.


The other poll released this weekend (but fielded a month ago), shows McGuinty up 38% to 34% on Tim Hudak in Ontario. Nothing too surprising there - it's well in line with what the Ontario polls have been saying over the past 5 or 6 months.

UPDATE: Angus vote numbers are out, and it's 36-29...about the normal over the past few years...

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  • I would hope Dalton McGuinty was polling ahead of John Tory, if only for the reason that John Tory isn't involved in provincial politics anymore.

    You may have meant to say Tim Hudak, my friend :)

    By Anonymous Dean, at 10:09 a.m.  

  • I almost sorry for Michael Ignatieff.

    By Blogger Jacques Beau Vert, at 10:29 a.m.  

  • While it's close now, I really don't see Hudak being premier. I think that once the campaign comes around people will see Hudak as someone who isn't serious or statemanlike, but rather a juvenile joker. That might work for a supporting role, like John Baird or Pierre Polivere federally, but the leader has to be statesmanlike if you want to win people's hearts and minds.

    This is coming from someone who isn't affiliated with a party, provincially.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:32 a.m.  

  • Premier Hutton is already measuring the curtains.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:12 a.m.  

  • "Premier Hutton is already measuring the curtains."


    By Blogger Kyle H., at 11:28 a.m.  

  • Tory, no one knows the guys name, eh?


    By Blogger calgarygrit, at 11:32 a.m.  

  • Ah yes, that infamous beer question - the same question that said George W. Bush was the guy most would like to have a beer how did that turn out in the end? Oh ya, no one can afford a beer now.

    By Blogger RuralSandi, at 12:13 p.m.  

  • Polls... grasping at straws?

    This blogsite works beautifully to keep Liberal hope burning, especially through these dark times.

    I'm trying to think of a conservative blog that does as much, so well for the Blue side of politics in Canada. TG

    By Blogger TonyGuitar, at 2:55 a.m.  

  • I'm not impressed by the Quebec referendum poll. Heck, if they threw in Don Cherry he'd probably get 30%.

    By Blogger Robert Vollman, at 10:50 a.m.  

  • You know the baby-sitting question has always been my standard, ie. "Who would you rather watched your kids, Newt Gingrich or Bill Clinton?"

    I'm a bit surprised by the results. After all, with Harper you know they will have eaten their veggies and gone to bed on time. With Layton, its likely to be a chocolate chip/cookie dough diet and they'll be up to 4 in the morning.

    By Anonymous herringchoker, at 1:24 p.m.  

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