October 29, 2008

Lies, Damned Lies, and Leadership Polls

Justin Trudeau leads all Liberals as the top choice for Liberal leader with a…wait for it… 16% of the vote.

The National Post decided that this was enough to print it as news. SIXTEEN percent is a ringing endorsement. 16% is even less than Dion’s first ballot result in the last race.

Justin Trudeau “Canadian’s Top Choice” for Liberal leader, says the national post.

Underneath the story, is another headline…where you get the bar graphs

“Trudeau, Rae, Ignatieff lead Liberal leadership pack”

Gee, that sure sounds close. Ignatieff scores a big 12% That’s football conference low…

As for Bob, he’s at 9…yes 9…the headline says, “lead pack”, and he is in single digits.

For the record Bob is tied with none of the above.

Maybe the headline should read “Trudeau, Ignatieff, Rae, and none of the above lead Liberal leadership pack”

The Post says Iggy and Boob are “neck-and-neck”. Gee 12 and 9.

Among Liberal voters, Ignatieff leads 19-10. SOUNDS NECK AND NECK TO ME.

No wonder the Post is going bankrupt; they think double and neck and neck is the same thing. Our deficit last year was neck and neck with our deficit this year…sounds like NDP government math…

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Blogger janfromthebruce a dit...

What the stats really shows is that none of the possible leadership hopefuls appear attractive or inspiring. That should engender concern for liberals.
It could just as easily be read as "who cares?"

Why I infer these 2 notions is that at TorStar online, you can leave a comment, and others are given 3 choices: agree, disagree, offensive. More lately, I have wished for a 4th option: who cares or don't care.

10/29/2008 2:52 PM  

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