|LSI- May 2010|
|Ignatieff Layton both lose points in leadership index score|
Speculation gone wild?
Both of the surveys have been taken place at the end of summer and do not reflect a trend. The poll continues to reinforce Canadians don't trust the Liberal leader. Gilles Duceppe the leader of the Separatist party ties the Liberal leader on trust. Jack Layton beats the Liberal leader for second place. This has been the pattern for months.If you examine the leadership scores the PM has improved in every category since May 2010.
The Summer of Discontent as told by the Liberal media
The media love to talk about the race when the Liberals are within a few points of the Conservatives. The Liberals have been above thirty per cent four times since February 2010. In almost every instance the media ramp up the noise on why the Liberals have become competitive and why the Conservatives have slipped. I refer to the four times the Liberals have hit above thirty is just noise.
- The media need to push their narrative that voters are buying into their fairytale and will likely vote according to a few polls.
- The media and the opposition recite the latest fluffy issue(s) as the reason why the numbers have moved.
- The media will ignore the real numbers behind each organization that refute these Polls as noise.
- The Bank of Canada increased its key interest rate by a quarter point to 1 percent. In June, Canada became the first Group of Seven nation to raise interest rates since the global economic crisis. It raised rates again in July.
- The bank said borrowing conditions remain exceptionally stimulative and said any further rate hikes will need to be carefully considered considering the unusual uncertainty surrounding the outlook.
- The bank believes the economic recovery in Canada will be slightly more gradual than it projected because of a weaker outlook in the U.S.
- Canada withstood the global economic crisis better than most developed countries. There was no mortgage meltdown or sub prime lending crisis in Canada where the financial sector is dominated by five large banks.
- Canada has made up nearly all the jobs lost during the recession. The unemployment rate edged up one-tenth of a point to 8 percent in July, the first time the rate has risen in almost a year.
Last week, Canada reported that the country's gross domestic product rose 2 percent in the second quarter, down from 5.8 percent growth in the first quarter.
Canadians have a great deal to be proud of regardless of how the Canadian media ignore the good news.