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I'm an evangelical Christian, member of the CPC, but presently & unjustly exiled to wander the political wilderness.
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Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Harper 42.2% vs. Dion 16.7%: SES

UPDATE II: CTV has now picked up on this poll, though they buried it in their Politics section.

A new SES poll was just relased today, this time, on Leadership, and who would make the best Prime Minister. (remember how "reliable" all our Liblog friends thought SES was last week?)

"Who would make the best Prime Minister?"
Stephen Harper - 42%
Stephane Dion - 17%


Seventeen to fourty-two? SEVENTEEN TO FOURTY TWO? Even I would never have thought that the numbers were that far apart... THAT'S ALMOST TRIPLE! Even worse, Mr. Dion only beat out Jack Layton by 0.3%!!! (16.7% for Dion vs. 16.4% for Layton) But wait! There's more! The bad news for Mr. Dion doesn't end there... from the Edmonton Sun...

"As for all the hoopla about Dion's being the candidate who would wow young, progressive voters to the Liberal cause, the SES poll found those between the ages of 18-29 actually favour Harper as PM by a margin of more than two to one." Favoured by young people, TWO TO ONE?!?!?!?

Some of the other quotes from the Edmonton Sun article are equally destructive...
Dion's dismal ratings as a potential PM are in league with those of John Turner, Stockwell Day and other great political leadership disasters of our time.

But as SES pollster Nik Nanos says: "Everyone knew the situation for Dion was bad -- just not this bad."

Even 26% of Liberal voters say they think Harper would make a better prime minister than Dion.
The last segment of the article covers a couple other key demographics...
Even 26% of Liberal voters say they think Harper would make a better prime minister than Dion.

As for all the hoopla about Dion's being the candidate who would wow young, progressive voters to the Liberal cause, the SES poll found those between the ages of 18-29 actually favour Harper as PM by a margin of more than two to one.

Ditto in every single age group. And here's a surprise turnaround -- even women now think Harper is a better prime minister than Dion would be.

Finally, the SES Research survey offers a reality check for those Liberals who believe their party's salvation is to the left, scooping up votes from the NDP and the Green Party.

Among New Democrats surveyed, 19% chose Harper as the most able PM, compared to only 10% for Dion.

Among Green Party supporters -- wait for it -- slightly more chose Harper as best PM over their own new leader, Elizabeth May.

As for Dion, the SES survey indicates the former environment minister and the Liberals' great white hope for the green vote is all but lost in the electoral wilderness.
I like Mr. Harper a lot, I think you all realize that by now. I've said all along that the more people get to see him, the more they will respect him.

Little did I realize just how much Mr. Dion was going to help our cause...

Well, it seems that Canadians in general agree... Stephane Dion is NOT a Leader.

Well, my dear little Liblogger friends... JUST TRY AND SPIN THIS ONE.

UPDATE I: Amm, MSM? Calling all, ANY, members of the MSM? NOT ONE of the major players are touching this poll with a ten-foot pole. Nobody biting on this one, eh? I wonder why...

UPDATE II: CTV has now picked up on this poll, though they buried it in their Politics section.

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8 Comments:

  • At Tue. Apr. 10, 01:26:00 p.m. EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    79% of the votes for Harper came from Conservative supporters.

    Your blog is called Christian Conservative but your writings are far from being a good Christian.

    Hate, malice, nastiness - what an insult to Christ.


    I do detest hypocrites.

    Guess what, idiot - the Liberal supporters are facing reality if you look into their discussions. More than I can say for conservative supporters.

    All I see from them is negativity.

    I feel sorry for you people.

     
  • At Tue. Apr. 10, 01:47:00 p.m. EDT, Blogger Christian Conservative said…

    "Hate, malice, nastiness - what an insult to Christ"

    ??? Who's blog have you been reading? Obviously not mine... I have long stated that it's their POLICIES that I have issues with, not them personally.

    And reporting on this poll is not negative, far from it, it's positive... it's really good news that the likelyhood of their being able to implement their policies is low!

    In my opinion, the CPC policies are the best ones for the greatest number of people in this nation... how is stating that being "unChristlike"? I want what is best for my "fellow man"... that's why I'm involved in politics. I would like to see Canada be the best place in the world to live, and in my view, Liberal style polices won't get us there.

    Sorry you don't agree.

     
  • At Tue. Apr. 10, 02:08:00 p.m. EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    What's most shocking is that no matter how well Harper does he doesn't seem to get a majority of Canadian support? Man this country is communist.
    (real conservative)

     
  • At Wed. Apr. 11, 01:18:00 a.m. EDT, Blogger Dirk said…

    Dion has been the Liberal leader for what, four, five months? The SES poll results are reflective of the CPC attack ads that have been in heavy rotation.

    For me personally, the jury on Dion is still out.

     
  • At Wed. Apr. 11, 01:26:00 a.m. EDT, Blogger Dirk said…

    "I have long stated that it's their POLICIES that I have issues with, not them personally."

    To be fair, your blog writing does come across as being anti-Liberal -- both in terms of policy and those who hold centre/left political views.

    I'd like to believe it's possible to be partisan, but also respectful of political opponents. The "not a leader" thing is not respectful. It's an attack on the person, not his ideas.

    And about that "not a leader" thing...
    It's actually pretty weird for a governing party to launch an expensive attack ad campaign -- outside of an election -- questioning the leadership abilities of a new opposition leader. That, in itself, is certainly not showing leadership.

     
  • At Wed. Apr. 11, 11:58:00 a.m. EDT, Blogger Calgary Junkie said…

    Your move Liberal Party. Do you stay with Dion, and hope he can improve ? Or do you cut your losses, and pray that Harper doesn't call an election when you leaderless, in the process of dumping Dion ? If you go with option 1, how does Dion improve his numbers, when he is out of power, and has so many enemies from within the LPC ? If you go with option 2, how do do you avoid a replay of the Day fiasco with the spliting of the Canadian Alliance ? Enjoy your predicament, Liberal losers !

     
  • At Wed. Apr. 11, 01:43:00 p.m. EDT, Blogger jeff davidson said…

    i notice that you ignore the results of another poll (from SES also) that has the libs and cons virtually tied across the country.

    harper's 47% scoring in this poll will be cold comfort when he fails, for the 3rd straight, time to deliver a majority.

     
  • At Wed. Apr. 11, 02:16:00 p.m. EDT, Blogger Christian Conservative said…

    Not ignored at all... in fact, it's mentioned, and I link directly to Jason C's post on the previous poll.

    I don't post on every single poll, just the ones that stand out.

     

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