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This article was published 29/8/2008 (2825 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
Two polls in the past two days are generating even more intrigue about PM Stephen Harper's
lust for an election.The first
, published Thursday from Canadian Press/Harris-Decima
painted a picture of an electorate that does not fear an election, does not dislike where the Tories have taken the country, but one where at least one in two voters would vote for change. In terms of party standings, the Liberals (33) and Tories (32) remain in a statistical dead heat.Sheesh.The second poll
, available today from Nanos
(formerly SES Research
), shows the Liberals at 35 per cent and the Tories at 33 per cent. Interestingly, the Liberals are gaining ground in Atlantic Canada and Ontario, and holding firm in Quebec, where the only movement is with the NDP which appears to be picking up support that is leaking from the Bloc Quebecois.What does it all mean? If Harper follows through with his promise to call an election, this could be the biggest electoral gamble in Canadian political history. Although I will rely on readers to point out other equally risky, or more risky, election calls.UPDATE: Another
close poll. The intrigue builds.-30-