Monday, December 26, 2005

West Coast Can-Am Politics: Liberals' Desperation and Polling Numbers

Liberals' Desperation and Polling Numbers

A new Ipsos-Reid poll shows a serious tightening of the polling numbers, with Liberals' support eroding and the Conservatives edging upward. My hypothesis is that Mr. Martin and his Liberal Party group are truly desperate to retain power, to the point that they may resort to the worst kind of negative campaigning ever seen in Canada. (Think of Lee Atwater's extremely shrill advertising campaign on behalf of George H.W. Bush in the 1988 U.S. Presidential election, which was effective in clobbering Democratic nominee Michael Dukakis).