Harper Conservatives Label Trudeau, Mulcair “Biggest Threat”

by: Obert Madondo  | Published Sun, Aug 31, 2014

A new survey by the Conservative Party of Canada labels opposition leaders Justin Trudeau and Thomas Mulcair “the biggest threat to the progress we’ve made together as Conservatives.”

The survey, which purports to “communicate with Conservatives on a variety of topics,” solicits information that would help the party to “ensure that we are sending you content that is relevant and interesting to you.”

Question: Which is the biggest threat to the progress we’ve made together as Conservatives? (Pick one)

There are only two choices:

  • Justin Trudeau and the Liberals
  • Thomas Mulcair and the NDP

Here’s a screenshot of the survey:

New Survey by the Conservative Party of Canada labels Trudeau and Mulcair "biggest threat."

New Survey by the Conservative Party of Canada labels Trudeau and Mulcair “biggest threat.”

Trudeau, whom the Conservatives says is “in way over his head,” for wanting to be Canada’s next prime minister, and Mulcair, pose a tremendous challenge to Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s scandal-ridden rule. A recent Ipsos-Reid poll found that if an election was held today, 38 per cent of decided voters would vote for Trudeau and the Liberals. Conservative support has plunged to 31 per cent. NDP support is stable at 24 per cent.

According to the pollster:

In the Spring of 2014, it looked as though the Harper Conservatives had re-fuelled their tanks and were making up some ground on Justin Trudeau and the Liberals, but with a little more than a year to go until the start of the fixed election date campaign scheduled for the fall of 2015, it appears that the Tories are sputtering while the Grits are cruising…

The Tories have had a difficult year trying to gain traction with voters, while at same time the Liberals – who have their sights set on a majority government in the next election – are continuing an upward trajectory that began two years ago, despite the odd blunder or misstep from the rookie-leader Trudeau.

Canadians are ready to move from the Senate expenses scandal, robocalls election debacle, Harper’s nasty attack on Supreme Court of Canada Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin, etc, to a new day.

Still, the idea that opposition parties and leaders are a “threat” boggles the mind. That’s because it’s an idea that flourishes in a dictatorship.

Obert Madondo is an Ottawa-based progressive blogger, and the founder and editor of The Canadian Progressive. Follow him on Twitter.com/Obiemad

2 thoughts on “Harper Conservatives Label Trudeau, Mulcair “Biggest Threat””

  1. Tone says:

    Partisan propaganda masquerading as a poll and fed to the true believers. Nothing new about that, but it does reveal that the Cons are just about out of gas.

    1. Obert Madondo says:

      The 1984-style propaganda will certainly not save the Conservatives in 2015. Also, it’s interesting to note that they have executed this campaign for two years and, for those two years, the Liberals have been gaining ground. Canadians are fed up.

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