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jester
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posted 16 October 2007 08:54 AM      Profile for jester        Edit/Delete Post
A new Canwest Global commissioned poll by Ipsos-Reid (is it also meaningless when Jack tops the poll? ) puts Jack at the top in Quebeckers' choice for "good or great leadership skills"

Nationally, Harper scored 63%; Layton 57% Dion 36% and Duceppe 15%.

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Among other things, the poll said there appears to be no single deal-breaker issue that a majority of Canadians think warrants bringing down the government and forcing an election at this time.

It said the majority of Canadians (56 per cent) would blame the opposition parties and their desire to "score political points," rather than the Harper government, if the Tories were defeated on the speech. Forty-one per cent agreed the government would be defeated because the speech "contains policies that are bad for the country, and 53 per cent indicated they want their MP to vote in favour of the throne speech.


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Among other things, the poll said there appears to be no single deal-breaker issue that a majority of Canadians think warrants bringing down the government and forcing an election at this time.

The issue that prompted the most support was help for families living in poverty. A total of 42 per cent said it should be in the throne speech, but 50 per cent said the government should not be defeated if it is not there.



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On Afghanistan a solid majority of those interviewed (54 per cent) said they want Canadian troops to continue to be stationed in Afghanistan beyond February 2009. But the poll found many - about four in 10 - said they want the mission altered away from combat duties.

There ya go. A golden opportunity to forge ahead of the Liberals. With a solid majority of Canadians in support of the Afghanistan mission in one form or another but not combat,it is foolish to pursue a "bring 'em home" strategy that will bite the NDP in the ass in an election.
The 44% opposed to the mission plus the 40% who do not want a combat mission leaves a lot of room for a position that supports the Afghan people and meets the smell test at home.
Hated Harpocon Rag Annoints Layton

[ 16 October 2007: Message edited by: jester ]


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jester
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The link to that article doesn't seem to work.
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