Friday, July 04, 2008

The HarperCon$ And The Polls

How interesting, it seems that the HarperCon$ are losing support ... in some key areas of the country:

The latest Canadian Press Harris-Decima poll finds that a bruising session in Parliament - along with a perceived values gap on the environment - has cost the Tories crucial ground with Quebec voters and urban women.

No surprise there. But what's particularly interesting is this little comment in the midst of the narative:

"Being in Ottawa, being in the House of Commons, has been unhelpful for the Conservatives more recently," said the pollster.

"And typically what happens when the House rises is their support levels bump a little bit."

In short, when the HarperCon$ actually have to be, you know, accountable to the public (which is a huge part of the reason for the House of Commons existence) in their actions as government, they lose support. (and that's with an opposition whose performance has been less than impressive)

Kind of tells you something, doesn't it?

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