The post-partisan nation

JJ McCullough argues against a simple left-right political debate

Polls routinely show that the majority of voters in this country do not understand the meanings of even the most basic ideological terms. A 2004 poll, for example, had 50% of the public unable to answer whether the Canadian Alliance was to the left or right of the NDP … People vote for who they think will do the best job in the context of the moment. Sometimes it’s just as simple as that.