The Ekos Poll Ted at Cerberus dissed as being "Bob Rae sponsored" is out in The Star this morning, and some of its notable conclusions are as follows:
- Dion leads as the second choice of delegates, with 21%. He is the man "everyone is prepared to consider" as Lib Leader. Iggy gets 8%, so he considered is the candidate most likely to stall out after the first ballot.
- Dion might have troubles with delegate attendance, with about 13% of his people saying they won't be in Montreal.
- 23% of delegates say anyone but Iggy should be Lib Leader. This is somewhat smaller number than I imagined, but can be explained if you hypothesize that many Liberals are thought vacuums who feel that whatever piece of slop they lay down before the Canadian people, the Canadian people will vote for. But wake up, Liberal Sheeples! Wake up! The Liberal "establishment", who have given you Iggy, also gave you Turner and and Martin. Canadians rejected your back-room elites a long time ago. Its time the rank and file got with the program.
- And, oh yes, the real shocker! A majority of Liberal delegates (but no numbers given in The Star piece):
... not only oppose adopting the "nation" resolution at the convention, they reject the term conceptually
I guess someone is going to leave humiliated.
EKOS' earlier polls on the Lib Leadership race have been a bit iffy, overestimating Bob Rae's support and underestimating Ignatieff's. Although you could argue that the Byzantine method by which Libs select delegates gives an ill reflection of the wishes of the rank and file membership. In any case, this poll was weighted to reflect the results of "Super Weekend". It did not include ex officio delegates.