Friday, May 23, 2008

Greens Up Across the Board: Nanos

Whooee! Well friends an' foes, pollster NickyBoy Nanos has some new figgers and since I'm just as much a hack as the next guy, I'm only too happy to mention polls when they say good things for the Green party. Green Party support is up in every region and among committed voters. The GPC is the only party that was up in every single category and region.

Here are the numbers:
Committed Voters - Canada (N=847, MoE ± 3.4%, 19 times out of 20)
Liberal Party 34% (-2)
Conservative Party 33% (-3)
NDP 15% (+1)
BQ 11% (+3)
Green Party 8% (+2)
(*Note: Undecided 16%)

Committed Voters - Ontario (N=266, MoE ± 6.1%, 19 times out of 20)
Liberal Party 43% (-7)
Conservative Party 33% (+1)
NDP 17% (+4)
Green Party 7% (+1)
(*Note: Undecided 16%)

Committed Voters - Quebec (N=223, MoE ± 6.6%, 19 times out of 20)
BQ 40% (+5)
Conservative Party 23% (NC)
Liberal Party 22% (-1)
NDP 5% (-8)
Green Party 9% (+3)
(*Note: Undecided 11%)

Committed Voters - West (N=279, MoE ± 5.9%, 19 times out of 20)
Conservative Party 42% (-9)
Liberal Party 33% (+5)
NDP 18% (+2)
Green Party 8% (+2)
(*Note: Undecided 18%)

Committed Voters - Atlantic (N=80, MoE ± 11.1%, 19 times out of 20)
Liberal Party 42% (-9)
Conservative Party 26% (-5)
NDP 22% (+8)
Green Party 10% (+7)
(*Note: Undecided 18%)
The big surprise for ol' JB was the big jump we got in Atlantic Canada. The Dippers got a big jump down east, too. I'm thinkin' our good showin' might be on accounta the gal I adore, Earth Mother Lizzie May, is a down east gal and she's runnin' against the increasingly unpopular Petey MacKay in Nova Scotia. Us Greens is also gonna hold our Annual General Meeting in New Glasgow, NS. I had thought our anti-seal hunt stand might hurt us in this region but the numbers say no.

Another interesting thing about these new poll numbers is that the Con's an' Grits mostly went backwards. Most of the support picked up by both Greens and Dippers is comin' at the expense of the Grits and Cons. I reckon this speaks to a desire for that most precious political commodity: change.

I reckon Canajuns have realized the HarpoonTossers is as corrupt and secretive and unaccountable and opaque as the Grits were. The Grits have been doin' everything in their power to turn off voters with the abstentions and incoherent policies and lacklustre leader.

Now, the Grits are tryin' to turn around their fortunes with a bold, new plan aimed at winning Greenies back over but Canajuns who care about ol' Mother Earth ain't about to jump at that baitas quick as the Libs are hopin'.


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