Monday, December 04, 2006

Dion can't win in the west?

A new poll suggests otherwise.

Do you feel that Stéphane Dion is a good choice or a poor choice as the new leader of the Liberal Party?


CANADAQUEBECONTARIOWEST
Good choice 55%62%57%48%
Poor choice19%29%14%19%
Don't know27%9%29%34%

His impressive showing in Quebec, his solid showing in Ontario, and his decent placing out west are all very encouraging.

5 Comments:

At 12/04/2006 9:48 a.m., Blogger Bud said...

Statistics are for losers.

However, if you want to discuss the latest poll numbers realistically (not skewing them the way you have) lets take a look.

You question does not mention anything about voting for the Liberals. If someone asked me if I thought Dion was a good choice I would probably say yes because I think he will hurt the Liberals chances for the next election. Do you see what I mean? My answer was not in support of Dion but as someone whom I think the Conservatives could exploit and defeat. Now, the actual poll clearly shows that Liberal support for Dion in Quebec AND THE WEST is flat. No change. Also, the Liberal convention recieved a tremendous amount of air time from all media especially the Liberal media like CBC, CTV, Toronto Star and Globe and Mail. This situation is the same as a familiar name on a ballot. It's a proven face that people will vote for a familiar name just because it's known to them. I can guarantee you that in a few months you will see those numbers change drastically. So maybe you should rethink your comment.

 
At 12/04/2006 10:45 a.m., Anonymous Werner Patels said...

As the poll report on CTV says, the numbers in Québec and Western Canada are flat.

The approval rating is completely different from "Who would you vote for if an election were today?"

Gotta keep these two apart, my friend.

 
At 12/04/2006 11:27 a.m., Anonymous tania said...

I'm from the west and I know that once people out here get to know him and listen to him, he can win it.

British Columbians believe in Kyoto, they believe in social justice, and they believe in the economy.

Up until now, we've been bombarded by all the candidates in the press. Now they're going to focus on just Dion and his message.

He's passionate, he's honest, he's sincere and that bodes well out west.

As for his English, people need to just drop the issue, it's something that's absolutely ridiculous to keep bringing up. Same with him being from Quebec.

As Canadians, we want someone we can relate to and trust. We have that in Dion.

 
At 12/04/2006 5:58 p.m., Anonymous burlivespipe said...

Ol' bud has a point. But then again, its the same point that should have been drawn on the Harpor honeymoon, which didn't see the same 'spike' of support. In fact, if i'm not loonie, didn't his numbers 'at best' jump by 7%?
Oh bud, I know stats are for you and your group. Just keep spinning as you were...

 
At 12/05/2006 4:16 p.m., Anonymous Brian C. said...

Keep in mind that the question is whether Dion was a good choice for the Liberal Party, not Canadian PM. Considering that Ignatieff, Volpe, Dryden, and Rae were alternatives, OF COURSE Dion was a good safe Liberal choice. He won't hit a home run for ya but he is stable.

Considering that Dion himself states that the Kyoto targets are unreachable, how does that help the Liberals.

He's passionate, he's honest, he's sincere and that bodes well out west.

Great he's a nice guy but is he competent enough to lead Canada? His Quebec background is not overly relevant but the mastery of English, it's a bit tough to listen to right now.

 

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