UPDATED MAY 8, 2017
Here we go again. Election 2017 promises to be the same big “shocker” as 2014, when Christy Clark won a majority government. I predict she gets a 5-10 seat majority tomorrow, May 9, 2017. EVERY VOTE COUNTS.
UPDATED: MAY 9, 2017
As we stated below, those “570 days” have now come and gone, and here we are on election afternoon, 2017.
The media have @bcliberals and @bcndp polling “neck and neck”. Do you really believe that John Horgan has somehow magically turned the invisible BC NDP into a government-in-waiting?
Remember, Alberta said it wanted a “change” – and they got 4 Premiers in 6 years, with a 5th being socialist @RachelNotley – currently the 3rd-most disliked Premier in Canada. Yah, that’s a change alright.
We were told Canada needed a change in 2015 as well – and we got @justintrudeau (the Shiny Pony) and his entitled wife, now planning which room at 24 Sussex they will turn into a 4:20 Room.
BC doesn’t need a change. Resist the urge to buy-in to the Libtard media nonsense. Since when is a new government after every election a sign of stability?
If you believe the NDP are right to rule… I have a “fast ferry” for sale that you should take a look at – never been used, comes with original owner’s manual – and taxpayer debt load.
It should bring REALITY home to you very quickly.
ORIGINAL POST: May 15, 2017
In the weeks leading up to the British Columbia provincial election in Canada on May 14, 2013, the pollsters predicted nothing but gloom and gloom for Liberal party leader Christy Clark.
On April 16, 2013, the Victoria Times Colonist announced the start of the 28-day BC provincial election:
Premier Christy Clark launched what she called “the most important election in modern history” at Government House in Victoria this morning after Lt.-Gov. Judy Guichon dissolved parliament and kick-started the 28-day provincial election campaign…
[Premier Clark] also played down her party’s continued poor polling, which show the Liberals far behind the NDP — and even, in one recent poll, trailing the B.C. Greens on Vancouver Island. (Emphasis mine)
Angus Reid forecast in its last poll before the election that the NDP was the party of choice for 45 per cent of decided voters and leaners, with the governing Liberals in second place with 36 per cent support.
However, on election night, May 14, it was reported that only 52% of eligible voters went to the polls. The Liberals seemingly shocked the news media, winning 44.4 per cent of the popular vote while the NDP ended up with 39.5 per cent, almost a complete reversal of what was predicted. The win gave the Liberals 50 of the province’s 85 seats, five more than the party had going into the election!
CBC News quoted pollsters at Angus Reid as saying that “voters failed to reveal their true intent prior to the election.” Really? Enmasse – by the thousands? You pollsters are all liars.
The surprising thing to me about the election results at that time were how non-surprising they were. I live in Metro Vancouver, with the majority of BC’s population living within its borders, in BC’s largest city and I didn’t know anyone that was actually voting NDP. Party leader Adrian Dix was less than inspirational and there was no burning reason not to vote for Christy Clark’s Liberals – you wanted to like her.
I strongly believe that pollsters intentionally attempted to sabotage the election and failed – then they attempted to spin the reasons they were wrong ad infinitim, ad nauseum.
Finally, realizing that wasn’t working either, they buried the story and pretended, for the most part, that the gaffe never happened. Several, like Angus Reid, have even gone so far as to change theit BC Election page… to talk about the election in 2017! That’s right, they erased all the info about the most recent election and now show only the one that’s scheduled for May 9, 2017 – 570 days away!
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