Saturday, January 09, 2010

HST Effects Already Wearing Off

And McGuinty continues with a narrow lead:

If an election were held today, the Liberals would likely take 38 per cent of the vote among decided voters, as compared to 45 per cent in January of last year, according to the poll.

Opposition leader Tim Hudak and his Progressive Conservatives would take 34 per cent of the vote, down two points since October, but up five per cent since last year at this time.

Expect him to take a bit of a hit in July when the tax kicks in, and then I suspect the HST will disappear from the provincial political landscape. And if there is no national election before July, I suspect it will become a non-issue federally as well. Too bad for the NDP.

1 comment:

Mr. Lorne said...

I suggest that you don't underestimate the July 1st implementation. That will be the true test for you Liberals.