The further boost things for the Dippers, they currently sit at 49% in Quebec, and 32% in Ontario. Not really sure about other regionals, since HD has yet to release the full results. The Globe and Mail releases interesting tidbits though, giving the Liberals at 16% among women and 14% among men, while the NDP sit with 37% of women's vote, but only 30% of men's vote (Conservatives sit with a 33-42 split).
Here's where it becomes clear that Bruce Anderson annoys me, however:
The message to the Liberals could not be much clearer. Waiting for the old order of things to reassert itself could prove futile. Not rushing to mend the hole in the hull could be disastrous. The Liberal brand needed to put its strongest leadership forward, and convey a renewed sense of purpose and vitality – now, not some time off into the future. Disappearing into a haze of structural introspection (what about TPA’s, etc.) for a couple of years, just as public funding is drying up, could lock in this new “downward spiral” in the party’s fortunes.Punditry is fun, but this is the sort of stupid assumption that got us here in the first place. I'm not a fan of Mr. Anderson, and this sort of fallacy is why.
Because how exactly can you gather such insight into the electorate from one poll done before Parliament has even begun to sit, which shows results similar to what we saw during the election itself? Even with Abacus it's not a trend - these are results that are a picture of the time, but not of the trend. If Anderson had a clue, he'd know that jumping on this sort of short-term thinking and poll-based reactions is probably not going to help the Liberals in any meaningful way. If we reacted to every single poll as the death knell, we should have ended as a party back in the 1980's.
Believe me, Liberals - don't fall for Anderson's clever little trap, or his utter stupidity, here. If we are going to rebuild we need to ignore most polls. They're fun to look at and if you start seeing a trend, you need to react - but one poll does not justify that kind of reaction. Slow down, keep calm, and let's keep this ship orderly. We've got four years to change that poll result around, we don't need to have it done by tomorrow.
Also, if anyone wants Anderson fired, I'm totally with you.