Yet another poll, if we need one, to show that money can't buy me love for the Stephen Harper Tories:
The Canadian Press Harris-Decima survey put popular support for the Tories at 33 per cent - well short of majority government territory - with the Liberals at 29 per cent.
The NDP was at 17 per cent, the Green party at 12 and the Bloc Quebecois at eight.
(Note that the NDP is back in third place according to this one)
My favorite line in the survey, from Harris-Decima President Bruce Anderson:
"It'll be a while before we understand how many people are paying attention to this [Mulroney investigation] story, to what degree . . . the revelations and allegations raise concerns about the Conservative party and therefore render this issue a bit of weight around the Conservatives."
Believe me, they're paying attention. The name "Mulroney" makes Canadians sit up and look for pointy objects to stab things with, and I put the bemused response from various Blogging Tories down to their excessive youth. Presumably these guys were sucking mamas tit back in the late 80s when Lyin' Brian nearly drove this nation over a cliff. Despite opinion in elite Conservative circles, Canada hates this guy and, bitching aside, its good politics to tie him like an anchor (or a noose) around Harper's neck.
Thank you, Brian Mulroney, for existing.
PS By the way, you want a nice substantive tie between Mulroney and Harper? Here it is.