After having taken a hit with the public over their election threats at the end of the parliamentary session, the Liberals have rebounded into the narrowest of leads over the ruling Conservative Party. This reversal in fortunes has more to do with the disappearance of a short-term bump in Conservative support that occurred at the end of the session than any change in Liberal fortunes.
Actually, if you check today’s numbers against the results from June 25th, it looks like both parties have fallen off a bit — the Conservatives shedding just over 3% support — from 34.8 to 31.0 — and the Liberals also down from last week, sliding from 32.6 to 32.2. The NDP, meanwhile, crept up nearly two full percentage points, from 14.3 to 16.2; the Greens, meanwhile, soared from 9.3 to 11.5%. What any of this actually means — if it means anything at all — is, alas, unclear.
ITQ would also like to register her deep disappointment over the decision by EKOS to drop the weekday tracking graph, which, during previous weeks, would provide her, and poll junkies like her, with hour after hour of geeky delight as she would attempt to link random current events with rises and falls in the nightly numbers. (Which, she now realizes, may be exactly why they’re no longer offering that particular tasty little datasnack to the public. We are why we can’t have nice things.)