Monday, June 23, 2008

Pesky voters

Canadians are apparently crazy and willing to be screwed:
"A new poll finds suggests the Liberals could score votes with their controversial 'green shift' environmental proposal.

The first national poll since the Liberal leader Stephane Dion announced that he would impose a carbon tax to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions has found Canadians are beginning to pick sides. While a majority remain undecided, 14 per cent say they are in favour and 17 per cent are opposed.

But once the policy is explained to respondents, the Canadian Press-Harris-Decima survey found that 47 per cent liked the idea and 39 per cent were opposed."
While it's early going, and a lot will be done to "explain" the proposal in ways favourable to those opposed to the policy, not a bad start.