Friday, June 5, 2015

Are 'promiscuous progressives' like me abandoning the Grits to support Mulcair's NDP?

Are 'promiscuous progressives' like me abandoning the Grits to support Mulcair's NDP?

For the moment, pollster EKOS says yes.

Their latest poll out today shows the NDP on top with 31.3% support, ahead of the governing Cons stuck at 29.2% and the Grits dropping to 23.9%.

As another blogger friend pointed out on Twitter, this poll is a bit of an outlier in a week when three other polls showed a tight three-way race federally (although those three polls were no longer in the field after May 31.  This EKOS poll was in the field until June 2.)

But the trend is clear.  The NDP under Tom Mulcair is trending up while Justin Trudeau's Liberals are sinking.  

And yes, I'm one of those promiscuous progressives who want a new government no matter what this year.  The Harper decade must come to an end.  And suddenly, Mulcair's NDP is emerging as the strongest progressive challenger.  If this trend continues, you can bet I'll be voting NDP.

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