A few interesting stats to ponder in this post-Liberal leadership poll from Ipsos Reid:
A new poll suggests Canadians are favourably impressed by Michael Ignatieff's installation as federal Liberal leader.
Half of respondents to The Canadian Press/Harris-Decima survey said they reacted positively when the Liberal party last week chose Ignatieff to replace Stephane Dion at the helm.
Only 11 per cent reacted negatively while 36 per cent had a neutral opinion about the change.
Ignatieff's ascension garnered more positive than negative reviews in every region of the country, particularly Ontario and Quebec where a majority cheered the change.
Among Liberal supporters, 69 per cent of respondents had a positive impression of the switch in leaders.
I found this particularly interesting:
``The change in Liberal leadership was favourably received in virtually all quarters but Liberals in particular are most positive about Mr. Ignatieff's new role,'' said Harris-Decima's senior vice-president, Jeff Walker.
``While the numbers suggest some resistance to how Mr. Ignatieff was installed, much of this resistance is among Conservatives, with NDP,Green and Bloc voters being relatively content with the selection process.''
In other words, partisan anti-Liberals unlikely to vote for us anyway. I won't take much from these numbers, except that Canadians are more interested in what our leader will do to tackle the issues they care about than in how our leader is being selected. Recommend this Post on Progressive Bloggers