CFN – Did NDP leader Andrea Horwath agree to call an election just to get rid of Tim Hudak? Polling is showing very little over all movement.
On Eric Grenier’s Threehundredeight.com support shows that the NDP really are not going to improve in spite of a scandal plagued Liberal government under Premier Kathleen Wynne and her predecessor Dalton McGuinty and the brutally ugly campaign led by Tim Hudak.
I mean, it’s one thing to tell your close supporters you’ll chop 100,000 civil service jobs, but another to trumpet it. You just created 100,000 guaranteed votes against you not counting their friends and families. And aren’t some of those civil servants Conservative voters too?
Being an economist and not being good with numbers doesn’t inspire your own troops either. While most in Ontario would agree the scandals were bad and costly, and many even would agree that the Civil service needs to be pruned and costs need to be reigned in and controlled some of the remedies espoused will most likely end up with Mr. Hudak being bounced by his party after losing another election.
And frankly if you can’t beat this Liberal government you should not be a party leader. The PC’s do seem like a divided house with hard core rural Conservatives not really meshing with the Urban Blue.
Ms Horwath’s failure to gain with her competition really is a failure for her leadership and party as well. It should be interesting to see if hard line old school dippers keep the faith if she doesn’t pick up her numbers?
Short of some miraculous new scandal or change during the debates Premier Wynne will be at the help of another NDP supported minority government.
Locally Prescott Russell’s Liberal MPP Grant Crack might just hang on; but in Cornwall the Liberals are sliding towards third place.
There’s a bit of irony here in SD&G as MPP McDonell is the Critic for Municipal Affairs and has as a worker that he personally thanked, South Stormont Deputy Mayor Tammy Hart who was dinged not once, but twice, by Integrity Commissioner Robert Swayze for multiple offences. Mr. McDonell is expected to pull in over 70% of the votes on election day for the riding.
Fantastic day campaigning in Long Sault, Avonmore and Chrysler. I can’t thank the many many volunteers enough who are working with me! I truly appreciate it. Thanks @Tammy Hart and Rick Currier! — with Richard Currier and Tammy Hart.
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