Monday, August 24, 2009

A Good 20 Hours for Ignatieff

A Sunday night 11-point deficit turns into a statistical tie by Monday afternoon. At this rate, he'll be approaching Diefenbaker '58 numbers by mid-week!

OTTAWA_ A new poll suggests the Conservatives and Liberals remain locked in a dead heat amid rumblings of a possible fall election.

The Canadian Press Harris-Decima survey put the parties in a statistical tie, with 32 per cent support for the Liberals and 31 per cent for the Tories.

The NDP were at 16 per cent, the Greens at 11, and the Bloc Quebecois at nine.

The numbers have barely budged throughout the summer, a period in which voters are typically disengaged.

Some Liberals have been pushing for an autumn election while the Tories have been trashing the idea, saying it would hurt the economic recovery.

The survey of just over 2,000 respondents was conducted Aug. 13-23 and is considered accurate to within 2.2 percentage points 19 times in 20.



  • Dan

    Are we peaking too early here? I worry.

    By Blogger Steve V, at 3:09 p.m.  

  • That visit to Yellowknife is already paying off.

    By Blogger bigcitylib, at 3:21 p.m.  

  • You know what they say. So goes Yellowknife, so goes the nation...

    By Blogger calgarygrit, at 3:35 p.m.  

  • Just to add, I had this sense that Ignatieff started turning it around just past 2am yesterday. Couple that with a bad dawn for Harper and there you have it.

    By Blogger Steve V, at 3:45 p.m.  

  • I don't typically disagree with Steve, but he's dead wrong on this one.

    Ignatieff turned the tables at 2:15 yesterday. It was so obvious, I don't know how anyone could have missed it.


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4:29 p.m.  

  • While your timing is right, guys, I think it was the other way around as to why. I distinctly heard some ugly snoring from the vicinity of 24 Sussex around about that time, just as Harper's polling headed south drastically. And when he snorted loudly once and actually woke Laureen, well, in the minute-by-minute tracking you can see clearly that's where he lost that coveting lead. Thank goodness Zsuzsana makes Iggy wear those nose thingies or else we be in the same territory as Mr. Mustache.

    By Blogger Old School Liberal, at 5:10 p.m.  

  • We'll have to see the Ekos hour-by-hour tracking to know for sure when this collosal shift in the political landscape occured.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:45 p.m.  

  • Perhaps Tom Walkom will help by calling Stephen Harper a dark soul in the Star today. Whatever else the Tory ads have done to damage the image of Ignatieff, I don't think many in the country see him as a dark soul.

    By Anonymous crimsonwhimsy, at 9:31 a.m.  

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