Resisting the pull of cynicism since 1969.

Monday, January 02, 2006

Another take on the Decima poll

The new Decima poll seems to suggest that if the Conservatives start doing better in the polls, many NDP voters will start to turn to the Liberals. Conservative bloggers are up in arms about this, as are the New Democrat bloggers, while the Liberal bloggers seem cautiously optimistic. But my fellow oxymoron over at Accidental Deliberations has a truly excellent analysis suggesting that the numbers might not spell all doom and gloom for non-Liberals.

[Update: Still more number-crunching from the Decima poll seems to indicate that an NDP minority government would be "desirable" to more Canadians than either a Liberal or a Conservative minority government would be.]

3 comments:

Andrew said...

I don't know that we're "up in arms" so much as shaking our heads at the sheepish nature of the average NDP strategic voter. They do more to screw over their own party than any of the NDP's rivals.

The Truth Hurts said...

My seat forecaster is now showing things all tied up!

AT said...

hmm...actually if we have a minority government, the actual party, which would be ruling is NDP. the liberals and conservatives would go against eachother and the NDP would make the final decision....therefore, minority government technically means NDP government...