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tuvor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-19-07 08:56 AM
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Globe and Mail: Harper failing to sway country (poll)
OTTAWA Discomfort with Stephen Harper's Conservatives is deepening among women, francophones and wealthier Canadians, according to a new poll that puts the government in a dead heat with the Liberals in popular support.

The survey, conducted for The Globe and Mail/CTV News, finds that both parties enjoy the backing of 31 per cent of the electorate, a drop of three points for the Tories from last month, but not a change for the Liberals. The NDP is supported by 17 per cent and the Greens by 10 per cent.

Compared with one year ago, when they were at 37-per-cent support, the Tories find themselves less popular among women, French-speaking Canadians and voters who earn more than $100,000 a year.

The gender gap, in particular, is a potential problem for them, said Peter Donolo of the Strategic Counsel, which conducted the survey. And it's really pronounced in support for sending troops to Afghanistan.

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http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.2007...
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ClusterFreak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-19-07 02:10 PM
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Lautremont Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-19-07 05:24 PM
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2. Women, natives, immigrants, GBLT, under-40s, poor...
These are just some of the people I can't imagine would consider voting Tory. Yet some of them seem to be doing so. Glad it's less now.
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daleo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-20-07 01:17 AM
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3. Strategic Counsel ususally seems to skew Conservative
So things must be pretty bad right now.
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Spazito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-20-07 11:17 AM
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4. That was my thought as well when I saw the poll was done by
them, they don't "do" bad news until it is so obvious even they have to show a downtrend.
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