Saturday, February 26, 2011

Book the Plane already: Ontario turns Blue!

Campaigns matter but only Ekos Research analysis decided the Bev Oda story might have legs on the CBC. Every other pollster has been clear the Liberals are tanking leading up to the budget vote. Ontario has crushed the Liberals dreams in Toronto by sending Rob Ford and  the GTA appears to be prepared to spank Dalton and Ignatieff into the dustbin of history. The track record of mismanagement and reckless social policy engineering is coming home to roost.

Regional Charts here
A Wilfrid Laurier study suggests Stephen Harper's Conservative government is within reach of a majority if an election were held now. An analysis by the Laurier Institute for the Study of Public Opinion and Policy shows the Conservatives would win 152 seats if the election were held today. That’s just three short of a majority.

Their last poll had the Conservatives with a six point lead and a statistical tie in Ontario. Does the Toronto Star refer to a poll in November 2010 to dampen the momentum of the massive swing in Ontario of 13 points in five weeks? A little bait and switch? The mass media buy from the widely funded Conservatives is working.

Angus was the most accurate in the general election October 14, 2008. Everyone under polled the CPC.
The biggest change has come in Ontario, where the 13-point Tory lead observed in December has become a statistical tie (Conservatives 38%, Liberals 36%) -January 12, 2011 Angus Reid 

The Conservatives have more donors than all of the opposition parties combined. The opposition parties have failed to provide Canadians with a reason to donate and close the gap. The message of a stable government led by our PM Stephen Harper vs Coalition has resonated. Sorry Jack those cabinet seats are fading fast. Ignatieff will have to decide if co-opting the NDP policies are responsible for his dismal standings. Their is always the option of another tour and a swing to the right pretending your are a centrist.

The Conservatives are at 39 per cent, the Liberals are at 26 per cent, the NDP is at 18 per cent and the Green Party is at 6 per cent, according to the latest polling by Angus Reid Public Opinion.
Stephen Harper’s Conservatives are knocking on the door of an elusive majority, helped in part by the growing support of Ontario voters, an exclusive Star poll of more than 6,000 Canadians reveals.
For the Conservatives it’s all good news in Ontario — a key battleground in the next election — where they enjoy a 13-point lead over the Liberals. That’s up five points from November.
The Conservatives’ road to a majority runs right through Ontario. The party is fighting hard to build on past gains in the 905 region, break into the Liberal bastion of Toronto and win seats in the corridor stretching to Windsor.
In Quebec, the Bloc Québécois holds a significant lead with 39 per cent, compared with 20 per cent for the Conservatives, 21 per cent for the Liberals and 14 per cent for the NDP.
Mukerji cautioned not to put too much stock in claims the Conservatives are badly wounded in Quebec, suggesting they are likely to retain the 11 seats they hold there now.
In Newfoundland, the Conservatives have bounced back from the 2008 election, when they faced the ire of then-premier Danny Williams who actively campaigned against the Tories. The party now stands at 42 per cent in the polls, up 28 per cent from the 2008 vote. That compares with the Liberals, which are down 11 points to 36 per cent, and the NDP, which is down 13 points to 21 per cent. - Conservative Majority vs Fringe Party Coalition

The MSM is free to engage in pushing the Bev Oda decision to defund Kairos. They are free to gloat about the difficulty in evacuating Canadians from Libya. They are free to recite the talking points from the war rooms of opposition parties masquerading as news. It has stopped working. Canadians can't afford the tax and spend Liberal NDP promises of the "free lunch". The media pundits have lost control of the narrative in shaping public opinion. Your moral compass is bankrupt and taxpayers are not interested in your priorities. If you want it, go fund it yourself with your own money.

It is time for the usual suspects in the MSM to grow up and return to a balanced role in reporting the news. Leave your personal opinions at the door.


Anonymous said...

The CBC portion of the MSM is fighting for their survival. They know it's a winner-take-all game and they have long passed the point of no return, sacrificing their credibility as an objective public service along the way. The CBC is engaging in billion dollar corruption, pure and simple, and nobody is calling them on it.

Only the minority fringe of true believers still thinks they are non-partisan. The CBC needs to be defunded and their assets sold at auction.

Simeon (Sam) George Drakich said...

The gig is up as all the MSM is getting their last jabs in before SUN TV debuts this spring.

The_Iceman said...

You're good you! If I had to rank the Blogging Tories, you are certainly in my top 5.

CanadianSense said...

Thanks Iceman.

The MSM has spent years crapping on our country telling us everything wrong and blowing it up trying to punish the Federal government.

That is not their mandate.

The opposition parties have failed to ignite or give us a reason to punish the Conservatives.

In Europe, United States the gravy train is being dismantled.

Rob Ford and NB were the first signs in 2010 of the shift to Blue and the end of progressive free lunches courtesy of the taxpayer.

The MSM and opposition are reading the mood of this country wrong.

wilson said...

Here Sun Media admits they too jumped on the band wagon to no-where in the 'NOT a scandal'.

What made the media think Canadians would go nutz over the insertion of NOT on a rejected funding memo.

And now Iffy's media is going all in on 'the million dollar scam'.
Wherry is on his 3rd post already.
Feeding his LibDip followers.

When Canadians get the drift that the $1 million is NOT taxpayer money, stuffed into brown envelopes,
but CPC money alotted to individual riding associations... it's an eye roller.

Tho, this is defintely a more serious charge than can be explained in just a headline.

CanadianSense said...

Thanks Wilson,

the mea culpa by the media won't repair their loss of influence.

The public have tuned out the relentless attacks from the cheap seats and the MSM. They ignored the lessons in the Fable of crying wolf.

The pundits have been bottom feeding for so long they can't understand how they have lost way.

A shakeup is in order and defunding the CBC left leaning news products will help.

Anonymous said...

Word of advice to conservatives everywhere: talk like Rob Ford and then act like Rob Ford. We are tired of B/S artists. (real conservative)

wilson said...

Nanos poll, what Canadians care about.

Note- democracy in peril, NOTs on rejection forms, complicite in war crimes, Afghanistan,
not even on the list.

CPC owns the economy/jobs issue,
which is now second to healthcare.

If the Libs go all Dipper/Raging Grannies on healthcare,
the CPC will own that too.

I still remember PMSH answering media question on accusations he will privatize healthcare, in 2006;
he said what does it matter who delivers it as long as their is one payer.

Many privately delivered services already exist, Doctors, Labs etc.

Courts has already ruled that not allowing Cdns to seek private medicine is a violation of our rights.

Jen said...

The bloggers have taken the reins broadcasting the 'real' news.

I wonder who would want to buy CBC as is, in an auction. Do we hear 50 dollars.

The msm are to blame for their own demise no one else.

I am still waiting to hear a reporter with some credibility left stand up to the liberals and demand the whereabouts of the billions of dollars which the liberals took from us. Unfortunately, there is none to be seen nor heard.

Anonymous said...

Jen, very well said.

I don't ever want to see the Liberals back in power again until members have answered for their actions. A complete replacement of the "upper ranks" has to occur, and maybe some Liberals sent to jail. Then I'll be interested in what they have to say.

cantuc said...

The poor bloody liberals and their media henchmen are trying to convince us that Bev Oda cancelling a $7,000,000.00 payment to Kairos , is as bad as the liberals stealing $50,000,000.00 . And we're supposed to swallow this b.s. because Craig , Peter , Giggles and the rest of the hive repeat this until they're blue in the face , and their viewers leave ,. I can't get the math to work . Saving $7,000,000.00 = stealing $50,000,000.00 I must have slept through math class that day .

Anonymous said...

I wonder if this will be reported by the English MSM:
26 février 2011, 19h45


The leader of the Liberal Party of Canada Michael Ignatieff opened the door to a possible coalition with the NDP and the Bloc Quebecois in order to block the return to power of Prime Minister Stephen Harper. During a stopover in Montreal, Michael Ignatieff spoke at the Symposium of Force Jeunesse, a group of young workers of Quebec. A recent survey conducted in Quebec by CROP indicates that 61% of Quebecers are in favor of a coalition of the Liberals and the NDP taking power in Ottawa, with the support of the Bloc Québécois. The Bloc, meanwhile, have modified their program to support such a coalition, if necessary. As for the leader of the Liberal Party of Canada, Michael Ignatieff said he would fight to form a Liberal government, but he was willing to consider all possibilities in order to block Stephen Harper’s return to power. The idea of a coalition of the Liberals with the NDP, supported by the Bloc Quebecois, however, is very unpopular in the rest of the country."
[Google Translation]

-- Gabby in QC