Tuesday, September 16, 2008

It's polling season!!!

No sooner was the election called than the polls began. Well actually, the polls began way before election season started, but that's par for the course.

Every morning you wake to polls. Harper has x%, Dion y%, the Bloc another few percentage points and on and on, with changes in the numbers occurring depending on the latest speech by one or another of the clowns.

Ban the polls damn it! They're annoying and they mean nothing. Seriously, are you gonna vote for party X just because they're ahead in the polls? OK, right that's a stupid stupid question. I'm sure lots of people do just that. Scary thought.

As if the regular polls weren't enough, you also have the "fantasy" polls.

Like this one*:

If the heads of the four main parties (Conservatives, Liberals, Bloc and NDP) were stand up for election in the same riding, who would you vote for?

This has got to be the most inane, stupid, senseless, useless, ridiculous (ok, I'll stop with the adjectives now, you get the picture) poll ever, 'cause know what people? That situation will never ever happen will it? So why poll people on it? What is the point?

The things the media comes up with to fabricate news! The mind boggles - then steps back and boggles again.

Here's a poll I'd like to see: What percentage of Canadians are sick of polls? And what percentage of Canadians actually give a damn what the polls say?

* I swear this is for real! I was on my way to the cottage when the results of this poll came on the radio. I was floored, flummoxed and whatever other word you might come up with.


Urban Animal said...

ha! they had a poll even before the bloody thing was called!

It's strange isn't it how people (myself included) refer to the two main parties with the last name of their leader yet the other ones are called by the party's name?

For what it's worth, here's my prediction for our elections: he gets in again as a minority government, Dion resigns as leader, Bob Rae steps in in the interim until they get a convention to elect one, then they will topple Harper, probably over the budget although it may be a bit tight time wise. Then they get back in, probably in 2010. Maybe earlier but I doubt it.

There. You have it :)

furiousBall said...

holy crap, you guys have 4 parties?

Jocelyn said...

Or, to continue my theme from yesterday, what percentage of Canadians (blogger and non-) would vote for Jazz in an election?

Btw, I snorted bad things through my nose when I read your latest comment at my blog, about Lori neededing to graduate from that belt. Good one!

Big Brother said...

I'm with Jocelyn, let's vote for my lil sister Jazz to be PM of Canada. If she does a good job she'll get time off for good behaviour. ;o)

Here, There, Elsewhere... and more said...

At least you guys don't have a "dictator" (for want of a better pseudonym for our Bling Bling president) ruining - oops, I meant running - your beautiful country..:)

Jazz said...

UA - personally I think the Conservatives will get in with a majority. They might just squeak by but they'll make it.

Fuball - actuallly 4 main ones, there are many more.

Jocelyn - Not a whole helluva lot I'd wager

BB - You truly do hate your baby sis dontcha?

HTE - Harper wants to be a dictator. I'm not sure he has what it takes though.

choochoo said...

I even had to take a class where they taught (among other things, thank god) creating polls... It was mandatory. I didn't like it. I didn't do well. Screw it.