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Economic concerns are rising. Political preferences fairly stable. LPC 45%, CPC 28%, NDP 17% By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto A year ago, two thirds of Canadians said the economy was in good shape; one third said it was “poor”. Today, those numbers are reversed, illustrating how significant has been the shift in sentiment. Much

Race narrows as NDP support dips

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto Our latest national voting intention numbers reveal a tightening race as the NDP has lost a little ground. If the election were tomorrow, 31% say they would vote NDP (down from 35% two weeks ago), 30% would vote CPC, and 28% would vote Liberal. The Liberals picked up 2

iPolitics.ca: Ignatieff looks to woo women voters with Working Families Tour

Ignatieff looks to woo women voters with Working Families Tour By Sonya Bell Michael Ignatieff christened this week’s travels the “Working Families Tour,” but there’s a more specific target between the lines of his policy priorities — the women within these families. At stops in Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, and Newfoundland and Labrador, the Liberal

John Ivison: It’s always sunny for Ignatieff

John Ivison December 16, 2010 – 8:41 pm National Post If Michael Ignatieff is ever wounded by the insults and reversals of political life, he hides it well. Neither he nor his wife, Zsuzsanna, has any reason to welcome the press to Stornoway, the Opposition leader’s residence. Yet, Mr. Ignatieff is in a relaxed mood

Ottawa Sun: Love ’em or hate ’em

Federal Conservatives’ brand the strongest, but most divisive: Poll By DAVID AKIN, QMI Agency Those who love ’em, love ’em a lot. But those who don’t like the federal Conservative Party really, really, really don’t like them. A new poll out Thursday says that, among other things, the brand associated with the Conservative Party of

Little Movement in Party Support; Conservatives Lead Liberals by 11 points

A new Abacus Data National Poll finds that although there has been little change in overall vote preference numbers, the Conservatives have widened their lead over the Liberals to 11-points. The Conservatives dominate the opposition parties among Canadians aged 45 and over, and have large leads in Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan, and in British Columbia.  In

Hill Times: Experts say Tories ‘extraordinarily successful’ at fundraising on wedge issues, hope and fear

By BEA VONGDOUANGCHANH, KRISTEN SHANE Published November 22, 2010 The federal Conservatives raised more than $4-million between July 1 and Sept. 30, out-fundraising the Liberals, Bloc Québécois, and NDP combined, through the use of two emotions, say some political observers: hope and fear. “The more emotional intensity, the more money you can raise,” conservative political

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