Here's the latest synopsis from the boss of 'Mainstreet' Quito Maggi, the firm polling for PostMedia, in Burnaby North Seymour:
...“Right now the Conservatives are in the drivers seat in Burnaby North-Seymour,” continued Maggi. “There is a very even vote split with the Liberals and NDP tied for second place. There’s not much time left for one of them to break out in order to challenge for first. These are the kinds of vote splits that Conservatives need around the country if they are going to be able to hold on to their incumbents.”...
Why do I raise this?
Because, as others, including Eric Grenier, have noted previously, Mainstreet's numbers are the ones that tend be most often differentcompared to the other pollsters.
Case in point, here are the multiple polls in that riding from Insights West:
Either Mr. Maggi and his 'Interactive Voice Response' (i.e. computer interfaced prompting of responder) is pure genius....
Something quite different.
We shall see come Monday night.
This is not a trivial point given that it is the single Mainstreet poll, this time compared to multiple Oracle polls (who also use IVM, go figure), that has allowed the proMedia mavens of Lotusland and the usual suspects from BCLiberal/Clarklandia make such a fuss about how Leadnow is a disaster because of the situation in Vancouver Granville.
The chart, above, comes a fantastic (and I mean fantastic!) Wiki page wherein someone has done the hard work of aggregating all the riding-specific poll across the country.
I'll be back with a more comprehensive look at Lotuslandian ridings later....