Angus Reid Poll Describes Harper as Secretive, Ignatieff Boring
Angus Reid Poll Puts Conservatives 8 points ahead of Liberals, describes Stephen Harper as secretive and Michael Ignatieff as boring.
An EKOS Poll released yesterday had the two major parties in Canada in an almost statistical tie. Today's poll released by Angus Reid puts the Conservatives ahead by 8 points. Who to believe?
Based on either poll, one can conclude that Michael Ignatieff's summer BBQ tour did not improve his image among Canadians. Regardless of the image makeover, Michael Ignatieff is still seen as an academic elite, that is out of touch and boring.
Here are the results of the Angus Reid Poll:
Conservatives: 34% , Liberals: 26% , NDP: 18% , the Green Party: 11% , and Bloc Québécois: 10%.
Describing the Leaders
The poll surveyed 1008 Canadian adults on line. It asked those surveyed to use four words to describe the leaders. There were some interesting results:
Stephen Harper - Secretive 38%, Dishonest 36%, Out of Touch 33% and Uncaring 31%.
Michael Ignatieff - Boring 35%, Arrogant 33%, Out of Touch 31% , Intelligent 30% and Inefficient 24%.
Jack Layton - Intelligent 29%, Down to earth 27%, Honest 25%, Compassionate 24%, and Open 24%.
Gilles Duceppe - Arrogant 30%, Out of Touch 27%, Inefficient 21%, Boring 21%, Boring 21%, and Intelligent 20%.
While Canadians only give Jack Layton credit for being honest, intelligent and down to earth, it seems they are not ready to give his policies a chance. He is arguably the most popular leader in the country.
The poll seems to indicate that Canadians don.t put faith into any of the party leaders, describing them as out of touch elitists. The motto seems to be "Go with the devil you know".
Stephen Harper is described as secretive and dishonest, yet 38% have a preference for the Conservatives. The poll also seems to reflect the talking points of each political party.