11.02.2012 07:41 AM

Huge Wildrose and Parti Quebecois majorities, and…

…their latest.

Media polls: you get what you pay for them.

That is to say, nothing.

12 Comments

  1. Jason says:

    I think reporting on polls like this should be banned. But I can’t seem to reconcile that to my support for freedom of the press and freedom of expression. Still, polls don’t add value, they just create a mob mentality.

  2. MississaugaLibPeter says:

    Polls give a sense of what is going on out there. They are no better or no worse than political spin. However, feet on the ground and committed hard workers/supporters can not be beat.

    LiberalVision.ca

    We will see if the poll results have feet on the ground. I think some folks are in for a surprise.

  3. Cath says:

    Sandra P. could beat Kennedy hands down….she’s much stronger in EVERY way.

    • Warren says:

      I agree!

      If you can’t win your own seat, you can’t win the province. Period.

      • MississaugaPeter says:

        David Miller lost to Gerard Kennedy in 1996 and still became mayor of Toronto twice.

        • Warren says:

          How about the fact that he wouldn’t make a particularly good leader. That matter?

          • MississaugaPeter says:

            Of course that matters. But that is a matter of opinion. Your website, it therefore does matter. Thank you for allowing differing opinion.

        • MississaugaPeter says:

          Jack Layton lost to Dennis Mills in 1997 and still became Leader of the Official Opposition.

          • Warren says:

            Well, I guess we know who Peter’s working for!

            He lost the leadership, he lost his riding, he’s lost his team to Justin.

            There’s a name for all that.

          • MississaugaPeter says:

            Justin backed Gerard in 2006. Justin asked Kennedy’s folks to run his campaign. They accepted.

            It shows that Gerard must have assembled some good folks for Justin to have taken them.

            The great thing about Gerard is, that he can draw from a large group of volunteers and supporters (The Star Poll you diss) and he is building a new team. Not as experienced as the previous team, but I assure you just as blinded by his hair.

      • Michael says:

        Forgive the question. I agree with the can’t wind your seat, shouldn’t be leader argument. But if you win your seat provincially, but lose it federally doesn’t that alter the equation?

        I’m no GK fan, but I am curious about the “can’t win your seat” dynamics.

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