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PostPosted: Fri Nov 06, 2009 1:01 am    Post subject: Tories hold SLIM lead over Wildrose Alliance Reply with quote

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The telephone poll, conducted Oct. 19 to 31, finds that 34 per cent of decided voters would cast a ballot for Stelmach and his Conservatives if an election were held today, compared to 28 per cent for the fledgling Wildrose Alliance and new leader Danielle Smith.

David Swann's Liberals are in third, with the backing of 20 per cent of voters, followed by Brian Mason's NDP at nine per cent and the recently delisted Green party at eight per cent.

... In Calgary -- long seen as Tory bedrock--the Wildrose party has surged to first, with 34 per cent backing, followed by the PCs at 30 per cent, Liberals at 20 per cent, and NDP and Greens at eight per cent.


WOW!!!!

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 06, 2009 9:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is it safe to say that Ed does not make it to the next election as leader of the PC's?
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 07, 2009 3:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

cosmostein wrote:
Is it safe to say that Ed does not make it to the next election as leader of the PC's?

Honestly? No. There is a persistent belief among the upper ranks of the PCs that every day is March 3rd, 2008 - when they won a landslide super majority with over 50% of the vote.

There will be shuffling of deck chairs. They'll talk about maybe changing course. They'll talk about a plan to weather the storm, as junior crew and passengers board life boats unnoticed. But the officers will protect the Captain, and the ship will go down with him.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 07, 2009 12:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lets hope Eddie stays on as leader. :wink:
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 07, 2009 4:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the alberta pc's are done any party that governs for 40 years needs a break they get arrogant and complacent.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 07, 2009 9:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Heard Eddy got 77.4% percent...approval. This is great news...for Danielle! :D
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 08, 2009 2:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ezbeatz wrote:


Heard Eddy got 77.4% percent...approval. This is great news...for Danielle! :D


Not for Danielle..... For Albertans..... :wink:
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 26, 2009 11:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Danielle's challenge now is to keep the party as centrist as possible and muzzle/marginalize any of the "loose cannons", any wild swings to the right (or perception of such) will alienate people in the general public and swing them back to the PC's camp.

Albertans are by and large centrist leaning voters, and Eddie has left the centre wide open with his high spending swing to the left..
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 27, 2009 2:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Eh ... I don't know about that. Our centre is arguably everyone else's centre-right, or maybe just plain right, at least fiscally speaking. Albertans generally expect limited, efficient government and prudent financial management, and the doom of every previous dynasty has been when they lost touch with that basic desire of the Albertan electorate. Like is happening now, with the PCs.

That said, I've no doubt that WAP strategists are learning from the lessons of past movements like Reform in preventing 'bozo explosions' and the like. We also tend to be less worried about our politicians being rough around the edges.
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