Possibility Of NDP In Opposition Increases Daily

Each day that this election campaign goes on brings more news that the NDP may well become the next official opposition if Jack gets his way on October 14.
Recent polls in Quebec have put the NDP well ahead of the Conservatives and the Liberals but still second to the Bloc in the belle province.
In BC, the NDP have as well surpassed the Liberals, coming in a very tight second to Harpers’ CONServatives who have recently launched massive ad campaigns against their NDP rivals in an effort to derail the growing momentum for change.
Nationally the NDP are sitting at a comfortable 20% in the polls, and on election day this may translate into enough seats to form the official opposition and if there is enough interest, perhaps a coalition government as Jack Layton has discussed.
Those gains haven’t been seen as much in Ontario where the fight still remains between the two main parties, but there is a possibility that a vote split could propel a few extra NDP candidates into office in Ontario.
Despite a few gaffes such as the Dana Larsen one(the guy drove around while on LSD), or the Kirk Tousaw fumbling or the naked candidate who waved his weenie in the air at some teenaged kiddies(the blinking moron) the NDP campaign has appeared to remain on course and well focused in comparison to the Liberal campaign which seems to have stuttered and collapsed the second day into it.
Due to the lack of public appearances and the lack of media contact the Green party appears not even to be a factor in this election compared to several years ago when they were all the rage. Perhaps this movement has not grown quite as much as what Ms May says it has, or maybe the other parties have finally picked up that same guantlet and perhaps this is the reson for the NDP surge in popularity. Or maybe the green party leader is someone they are worried about. Afterall, it’s a tough thing to cheer on someone who has stood up for terrorists and Hezbollah.


  1. Anonymous
    Posted September 27, 2008 at 11:35 am | Permalink

    Yeah. If you’re prepared to overlook the guy who exposed himself to underaged girls, the guy who endangered the public by driving under the influence of hallucinogens and who knows how many other loonies hiding in the woodwork, Jack’s looking pretty good.

  2. Anonymous
    Posted September 27, 2008 at 11:41 am | Permalink

    probably better than the rest:)

  3. Anonymous
    Posted September 27, 2008 at 6:21 pm | Permalink

    I don’t know about better but he’s no worse. 🙂

  4. Anonymous
    Posted September 29, 2008 at 9:34 am | Permalink

    I wonder how Jack's poll numbers are looking now that Ignatieff has decided to poach NDP votes.

    From The Star Sep 27…
    "The New Democrats and Green Party have no chance of forming government and the only way to stop the Conservatives is to vote Liberal, deputy Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff says."

    Be afraid Green's & NDPers. Vote Liberal. 🙂

  5. Anonymous
    Posted September 29, 2008 at 5:48 pm | Permalink

    What happened to voting for someone because you approved of their policies? How desperate do the Liberals have to be to try to get voters who support other parties to vote Liberal out of fear? This is an admission that the Liberals have no policy or ideology to offer voters.

    The Liberal Party is nothing more than an empty shell.

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