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Not a very good return on all that money you’re spending on attack ads, Cons.

Since Steve over at Far and Wide is away on holidays, I thought I’d take up the poll analysis slack. It appears that the Cons. attempt to go after Dion and the Liberals using some of that money advantage of theirs by spending massive amounts on pre-election (and pre-Green Shift release) attack ads with their “TAX ON EVERYTHING!” fear-mongering in going after the Liberals proposed carbon tax isn’t working with the public:

A new poll suggests the federal Conservatives have lost key support amongst women, Quebecers and Ontario voters. The Canadian Press Harris-Decima survey indicates the Tories and Liberals are tied at about 31 per cent of national support… In Quebec, the poll suggests Tories lost a 15-point lead with voters who say they’re neither federalist nor separatist and are now tied with the Liberals. And in Ontario, it indicates Conservative support has dipped outside the greater Toronto area and especially in the 613 area code.

Of course, some of this drop in support will probably have to do with the Bernier affair, but at the very least, this poll shows that the Liberals certainly haven’t faced a wave of massive opposition from the public over their Green Shift proposal, and it also shows the Cons. have had little return for their investment in attack ads and trying to “misappropriate” Dion and the plan (and you don’t see Dion and the Liberals suing anyone over that, like a certain over-the-top hyper-partisan Prime Minister, now do you?)

When more details and polling data come out on this specific poll for regional splits, I’ll post the #’s here in an update.

2 comments to Not a very good return on all that money you’re spending on attack ads, Cons.

  • I think it might be a bit early yet to say whether or not there will be a “backlash” against the “Green Shift” the implications of that may take a little while to sink in. Presuming that people are thinking about it at all, that is.

  • “And in Ontario, it indicates Conservative support has dipped outside the greater Toronto area and especially in the 613 area code.

    Congratulations Pierre Poilievre. Yer doin a heckuva job…

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