Saturday, December 13, 2008

Poll: Ignatieff not much help to Grits

According to a recent Ipsos Reid poll, Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s Tories would win a strong majority if an election were held today. This must be disappointing to the Grits who were hoping for a significant boost in the polls when they booted out the ineffectual Stéphane Dion in favour of “new” Canadian Michael Ignatieff.

Canadians favor the Conservatives over the Liberals by 45 per cent to 26 per cent, while New Democrats (NDP) had the backing of 12 per cent.

Read more here.

(Ipsos Reid conducted telephone interviews with 1,001 adults from Tuesday through Thursday. The results are considered accurate to within 3.1 percentage points, 19 times in 20.)


  1. So far Iggy is all talk and nothing else. Sure he is full of tough guy talk that plays good and makes the CBC drool but apart from the junta, he hasn't offered anything. All this "Harper has to produce or else" stuff isn't going to wash come election time.

  2. Well said, Peter. Ignatieff has a lot going for him intellectually, but so have many politicians before him who have been failures as statesmen.