Forum Research did a poll up for the Toronto Star, testing the political waters in Eglinton-Lawrence with Eve Adams on the ballot. The result was a healthy lead for current Con MP and Finance Minister Joe Oliver at 49% to 28% for Adams in the riding, along with inconsequential NDP and Green numbers. It was a poll of over 1,000 people, so on and so forth.
Then they did some approval/disapprovals for Oliver, Adams, and E-L MPP Mike Colle, who has been quite vocal against Adams, though he has no intention of running federally himself. Despite that fact, they also tested out a scenario where Colle was the fedeal Liberal candidate, and he won versus Oliver 46% to 41%, and commented that Colle would have been a better candidate to poach than Adams (guffaw).
Have you noticed the problem, yet? Let me introduce you to him.
Marco Mendicino has been running for the nomination in Eglinton-Lawrence for months, and as far as I or anyone else knows will continue to run for the nomination against Eve Adams. So where the hell is he on this hypothetical ballot? Why don't we see his numbers?
Oh, of course, nevermind - mentioning that Mendicino is still around, could likely win, and this whole thing is useless wouldn't do much to help the "Trudeau is imposing Adams on everyone and will lose because of her" narrative. Lord knows we can't have narrative-deflating truths in modern media.
I think I'm starting to dislike the Toronto Star, though this article didn't actually start that trend - that head-desking HPV vaccine article and the general employment of Heather Mallick did. Sigh.