...Really, Really Close.
Greg Morrow, who is both a clumper and a splitter when it comes to analyzing polling data, has the story.
So far I have kept quiet on the business of 'strategic voting' this time around.
Because I do want a government where the Dippers have real influence.
But even 25% and a major break through in La Belle Province for Jack Layton means nothing if Stephen Harper rubs Atlantic Canada into the boards, high sticks Ontario in the teeth, and then scalps Lotusland with a Wayne Makiavellian swing of the stick to the cranium to get that beat-'em-in-the-alley/politics-of-division-and-destruction-assisted majority.
Why all the hyperbole?
Because I am convinced that a four year Harpageddon style election cycle will do irreparable harm to the fabric of this country, its people, and its institutions.
Thus, I will soon start up another version of how to vote strategically in Lotusland, much like I did in 2008.
In the meantime, Fern Hill, who has been slugging it out in the no holds barred StratVote Octagon the past week or so has a bunch of very useful linkology up here.