Thursday, April 21, 2011

60 Seats

Jack Layton and his surging New Democrats are poised to see their representation in the Commons increased from 36 to 60 seats, denying the Harper Conservatives their coveted majority, according to a new EKOS Research poll.

The survey, released Thursday, has the NDP tied with the Liberals – 24.7 per cent – while the Tories are at 34.4 per cent nationally. The Bloc is at 6.5 per cent and the Green Party is at 7.8 per cent.
I await with bated breath for all the Liberal bloggers to continue piously arguing the important thing is to stop Harper getting a majority, so Canadians should avoid splitting the vote by voting for the party currently poised to keep him from getting it:  the NDP.

Any time now.

2 comments:

CK said...

I await with bated breath for all the Liberal bloggers to continue piously arguing the important thing is to stop Harper getting a majority,

So you're ok with a Harpercon majority? In that case, it won't matter who's sitting in official opposition; they'll only serve as window dressing to King Harper.

NDP never learned it's not quantity of seats but what they can get. They won't get squat as official opp to Harpercon majority. No one would, I've mentioned. So, why the celebration?

Every other polling firm still has Harper in majority territory. Pundits are still saying that the NDP in official opp means a Harper majority.

No, not looking forward to that.

Cliff said...

Some polls are saying that, other polls that Harper is still in minority territory. The ones that drill down by region mostly say minority for reasons ranging from a plunge in BC and a big drop in Quebec - nothing worse than a Nordiques fan scorned. Harper is coming out of this election with much the same seat count he went in with - maybe less.

But minority or majority I'd be happier with an opposition actually provinding some opposition.

Or a coalition governemnt led by someone truly inspiring.

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