Monday, July 17, 2006

Cons getting delusional.

I've linked to this before, an Environics poll that shows the Conservatives' lead isn't in majority territory, and isn't substantially different from what it was at the time of the elction. Moreover, although Stevie is oddly quite popular, the Cons generally aren't.

Today, I found this Globe and Mail article that seems not to have gotten the memo:
Certainly the stars seem to be aligning in Conservative favour. Polls suggest that Canadians are content with the way the country is being governed. Party foot soldiers, some of whom predicted last year that they could not win a seat in Quebec, are delighted with their prospects in that province. The waning fortunes of both the Bloc Québécois and Liberals have them making bold forecasts of taking as many as 30 additional Quebec seats.
So, let's recap:
  1. The NDP have gained ground
  2. The Cons have not
  3. Canadians therefore aren't upset with the Cons, but still don't want to hand them a majority
From these facts, the Globe and Mail concludes that a majority is only a few months away. I despair.

I also note that most of the article is consumed with procedural talk, rather than policy analysis. Again, I know it's easier for the poor little journalists to cover that rather than having to actually think: but, really, is it asking that much?

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