Thursday, September 08, 2011

Early days but good signs

Update below (7:05 p.m.).

A poll out tonight in the Ontario race shows a Liberal lead:
A newly released Harris-Decima poll shows Dalton McGuinty's Ontario Liberals have an 11 point lead over Tim Hudak's Progressive Conservatives - the first time the governing party has bested it's main rival in many months.

The Ontario poll has the Liberals in the lead at 43 per cent, the PC's with 31 per cent, the NDP at 21 and the Green Party trailing with five per cent.

The 43 per cent support for the Liberals, if accurate, puts the party in majority government territory. The double-digit lead marks the first time the Liberals have placed before the PC's in months and may indicate a significant turnaround in the direction of the campaign. The race has been seen as Mr. Hudak's to lose for over a year.
Poll itself not released yet but Ontarionewswatch.com has the above details and it's getting a lot of buzz.

Early going and all, to be kept in perspective.

Update (7:05 p.m.): Ontarionewswatch.com with confirmed numbers that slightly vary from the above: "The Ontario poll has the Liberals in the lead at 40 per cent, the PC's with 29 per cent, the NDP at 24 and the Green Party trailing with six per cent."

Again...perspective! Posted this due to Liberal tendency to self-flagellate. Motivation to work hard, etc. Carry on.

Update II (Friday a.m.): Globe report on this poll.