This morning's post about the Dippers still being in fourth in Quebec seems to have signalled a victory for the NDP - at least according to their major blogger Robert McClelland. Hell I even made the New Democrats aggregator.
Here's a spin that Wells didn't talk about in his little blog story. One that brings the NDP's rejoicement over Liberals - who are apparently their real enemy, not Stephen Harper - to an abrupt holding pattern.
The Liberals have been hovering around 18 - 24 percent in Quebec for most of 2007 and 2008. Nothing's really changed in that regard. The Bloc was at 36% in the last poll out. According to this little CROP poll (try to find their website. Good luck) the Bloc is at 29%. A nice drop. So who got their support? The Conservatives and the Dippers. It's not the Liberals leaking support. It's the Bloc.
It would appear that Harper's immigration strategy is paying off large for him in the areas outside of the island of Montreal. Now we know why he has that ridiculous bill in the budget. It's clear that, once again, Harper has learned to pander to popular - and not always correct - opinion in Quebecoisville off the island. Remember the uproar recently over immigrants?
So, in the end, after the next election, the story will be the same. The Dippers will have one or less seats in the province of Quebec and 10 less seats in the House of Commons. That's my opinion. Afterall, how many seats have the NDP won in Quebec lifetime? Somebody refresh my memory.
So, for Quebec Liberals, repeat after me. The sky is not falling. The sky is not falling. The sky is not falling.