In other words, same ol', same ol'.
One bit of polling, however, I have an issue with.
During the autumn election, the number of Ontarians who identified themselves as independent was higher than those who identified with any one of the other parties. Fully 26 per cent called themselves "independent" voters. Usually, 20 per cent or less give themselves that designation.This is such a useless bit of polling. Canadians as a general rule don't associate themselves with any particular party. We don't have party registration here. Voting patterns are too hilariously fluid for this to ever happen, as evident by the last two decades of parties rising and falling. Don't tell me "20% of voters call themselves 'independents'" - it's meaningless. It's voodoo.
The Liberals seem to be the main losers here. Only 25 per cent of those asked identified themselves as Liberals, down from well over 30% in the last two campaigns, according to Mr. Lyle.
Just behind at 24 per cent were the Progressive Conservatives, and 16 per cent identified with the New Democratic Party.