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Election Day! October 14, 2008

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Polls open in Newfoundland and Labrador in less than an hour. The big thing on the blogs? Strategic left voting.

  • The Gazetteer has a stop-the-conservative Ivins Rule list up for the West Coast. Looks like a lot of work went into it.
  • Cyberwanderer links to AnyoneButHarper.ca, which allows you to input your postal code to find out who the correct strategic vote is.
  • AOL News quotes Robert Bothwell, director of the international relations program at the University of Toronto. “I think the absolute best result for Harper is a stalemate.” (Bothwell is suggesting that the economic crisis will cause Harper trouble.)
  • Finally, according to the Hill and Knowlton seat predictor, using the numbers from the latest polls at Nodice, the Conservatives lose one seat, the Liberals lose 14, and the Bloc gains 4. This may be thrown off by the fact that the Nanos polls are consistently a few percentage points higher for the NDP than anyone else’s polls. We’ll see.

Leftist long-division October 8, 2008

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Professor Judy Rebick of Ryerson University looks at the polling numbers and points out that a coalition government of the three left-wing parties (the Liberals, the New Democratic Party, and the Green Party) with the Bloc Quebecois would undoubtedly defeat the Conservatives in the upcoming October 14 election. Would it really require all four parties?

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Polling numbers for week ending 19 september September 19, 2008

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Here’s a look at the numbers from NoDice.ca, aggregated for this week.

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Friday Polling Numbers for the Canadian election September 12, 2008

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Two sets of numbers from NoDice.ca plus two sets from the Globe and Mail.

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