Thursday, December 13, 2007

How Many Polls Can One Government Run?


Apparently, if you are the government of Stephen Harper it's lots:

Daniel Paille notes that the Conservative government commissioned more than two polls per business day in the past year, a figure he calls "quite astounding.''

His report shows that the government spent $31.2 million on opinion research in the last year -- more than any previous year and almost twice the $18 million spent on average during the Liberal years.

All of which is bizarre, in the extreme.

But here's something even crazier.......Mr. Paille was actually commissioned by the HarperCons to 'investigate' the excessive polling of previous Liberal governments:

An independent investigator hired by the Harper government to look into past Liberal polling practices has wound up shining an unfavourable light on the Tories' penchant for polling.

Sheesh, no wonder Mr. Baird is currently Canada's (anti)Environment Minister.

Original Link Source: Dana over at The Galloping Beaver.


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