A column from the Vancouver Sun's Barbara Yaffe today that discusses the recent Angus Reid polling numbers and paints a dire picture for the NDP, and highlights positive growth for the Liberals. It's news many of my NDP friends will likely dismiss as biased corporate media nonsense Liberals bad yada yada, thus compounding the trend. An attitude I'm fine with, incidentally.
Polls show the NDP's loss in popularity is the Liberals' gain_____
Party's surge is hard to explain, given that Michael Ignatieff has yet to put forward a vision of where he'd take the country
By Barbara Yaffe, Vancouver Sun March 19, 2009 1:08 AM
Federal New Democrats need to find some way to get their mojo back.
As Canadians adjust to a new political map featuring reinvigorated Liberal leadership, it is becoming clear that the big losers are New Democrats, although Conservatives also should be looking over their shoulders.
Not only are Liberals -- with Michael Ignatieff at the helm -- stealing support from the left-wing party, but a just-released Angus Reid poll suggests, at a time of financial crisis, Canadians don't believe the NDP has the answers.
Only 13 per cent of 1,002 poll respondents believe Jack Layton "can manage the economy effectively."
The party no doubt was discredited by its January decision to reject the Harper government's stimulus budget before it was even presented.
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