The wires (specifically Reuters and CP) are reporting that Decima has released a new poll with drastic movement between both the Liberals and the Conservatives but also amongst the smaller parties.
This poll data is so new that even Decima hasn’t posted it to their site yet. However, here are the results as reported by Reuters and CP:
Con: 36; Lib: 27; NDP: 13; Green: 13; Bloc: 8 (source)
Green supporters will obviously jump at this poll’s results showing them tied with the NDP. While it would be hasty to suggest that the Greens are tied with the NDP, one thing that is interesting about this poll is that the Greens are now pulling away from the Bloc Québécois in both trend lines and are now actually flirting with surpassing them by a statistically significant margin in at least their weighted average trend line.
Now, if we can just get the Greens to return to their once-proud leftist roots, we could officially say that for one of the first times in Canadian history, more than a third of Canadians support leftist alternative parties over the two main hyper-capitalist governing parties. In fact, if the Greens did return to their roots, we could officially say that the three leftist parties combined are bigger than the Liberals and the same size as the Conservatives.
If only wishing made it so.
As for the Liberals, well of course their blogging cheerleader sycophants are at it again trying to explain why they know more about polling methodology than the Decima Corporation. The last time they were busy explaining why the polling firm Strategic shouldn’t be trusted because they said mean things about their beloved Liberals. Now it’s Decima that shouldn’t be trusted because they show the Liberals as down (boo f&^%ing hoo). Just wait, pretty soon ALL the polling firms will be wrong just because Jason Cherniak says so.
I never understood how people could love a party so much that they will convince themselves that they’re experts in polling fields and deny that the clearly more experienced experts know more than they do. To me these sorts of people — be they Liberals or Conservatives or even New Democrats — are the lowest form of partisan hacks on the face of the planet. They will throw away evidence that is contradictory to their precious ideology like the Church did with science historically.
Anyhow, with this poll, the Paulitics Polling Resource shows the party standings as:
(Click here for the Paulitics Polling Resource and long-term graph)