If you've been following the Ontario election - and lets be honest, why would you? - it seems like the pollsters, each in their own way, are starting to converge. And the thing they're all saying is that Kathleen Wynne's Liberals are well set to probably win the election, or at the very least tie it up.
Oh, how things change. It will be hard for Wynne to get a majority mandate, but over this campaign and the year and a half proceeding it, Wynne has led her party admirably and managed to not only surpass the NDP who were threatening to depose the Liberals as the centre-left option in the province, but also gained ground on the Hudak PCs who were threatening to destroy the province (or something).
Just take a look at where we were two years ago, facing utter annihilation. Now our party is leading in most polls, and at the very least has ensured that Hudak won't be getting a majority in this election. Much of it is thanks to Hudak and Horwath's own incompetence, a fact that we should recognize - but Wynne and the OLP team deserves credit for knowing when to take advantage of their opponent's foibles, and positioned themselves as a viable alternative between two bad choices. Just like someone else who was relatively successful and whose name has been thrown around lately.
We won't know the results until the night of the 12th, obviously, but I've got a good feeling folks. I think you may just see a returned Liberal government, and I don't think its crazy to say that a majority is in the cards, albeit a very thin one.
Now, I must be off to win a bet about who can get more Liberal voters in their home poll. To the streets!