Crawl Across the Ocean

Friday, December 05, 2008

Media Failure

The front page of today's Vancouver Sun trumpeted the results of a poll showing that:
"Results of the wide-ranging survey, conducted exclusively for Canwest News Service and Global National, paint a picture of a population gripped by fear that is largely giving the Conservatives the benefit of the doubt -- for now -- to lead the country in such uncertain political and economic times. "Overall, this is breaking quite clearly to the government as opposed to the coalition," said pollster Darrell Bricker.

Fully 60 per cent of those interviewed said they opposed replacing the government with Liberal-NDP coalition supported by the Bloc Quebecois, compared with 37 per cent who favoured the idea."

In case you're wondering what the wording of the question was, it asked if Harper should remain in government"because of the severe economic situation the country faces and the fact the Liberals and NDP have entered into an 'unholy' deal with the Bloc separatists."

The other alternative offered was that it was "proper that a smooth transition of power to the coalition take place if it is apparent the government will be defeated and that the economic policies brought forward by the coalition, and the agreement of support and stability from the separatist Bloc Quebecois, will be good for the country."

More of the standard right wing media (and polling) bias in this country.

Perhaps even at 58 cents, CanWest is overvalued.
A postscript, memories of the last time I mentioned Ipsos Reid

Hat tip to BigCityLib

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  • That makes me feel much better about these polls. Since party support is asked during the same interview, it's a given that's dependent on the Bloc-bashing.

    Perhaps even at 58 cents, CanWest is overvalued.


    By Blogger JG, at 10:47 AM  

  • My. I knew those horror stories were a bit hinky, but now I know why.

    What is "push-polling", Alex?

    By Blogger Thursday, at 2:52 PM  

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