New Polling Shows Christy Clark’s Now a Millstone Around the Neck of the BC Liberals and She Threatens to Obliterate Any Notion of a Free-Enterprise Coalition
For those of you wondering where the Premier of this province has been hiding, let me help.
Ken Boessenkool, her Enbridge pumping Chief of Staff, has ordered her to her family retreat in the Gulf Islands (and some other possible holiday plans). She has been ordered to take the summer off (don’t you feel better about all her staffers, who will also have nothing to do while collecting off you?) and Christy will be there for the balance of the summer, emerging only to hit the BBQ circuit. She’s also been ordered to lose weight and work on her messaging.
Fat chance on the latter.
The plan is for her to reappear in September, energized and fit, to notch a trailblazing number of big score announcements.
But it will be all for naught.
The latest Angus Reid poll shows why Ken’s latest plan to save the Dummy, might as well have come from Barbie herself.
Plus, other related matters will surely result in a revolt. IF it doesn’t the BC Liberals will surely be decimated.
Pay attention, because you won’t read this in the MSM.
1) The latest Angus Reid poll (released yesterday) reaffirms the very deep troubles for Christy Clark of previous polls.
Clark is now actually trailing BC Conservative leader Cummins amongst women (again and more significantly than last reporting period), and she is plummeting in a couple of (new) surprising groups – young people and middle income households. Christy also trails both BC NDP leader Adrian Dix (the presumptive Premier) and Cummins on crime and has massively negative momentum. This is ASTOUNDING. How on earth can any of the idiots on the government bench not want to boot her now???
Christy’s trailing a left wing ideologue in middle income households (read: many, non-NDP, upwardly mobile homes and is lagging behind a septuagenarian grandfather, who believes abortion is murder and gay marriage is a sin, with WOMEN! She’s trailing the Count and Herman Munster WITH WOMEN!!!
She can’t even carry the women’s vote!
A young, attractive, prom queen with a perma-smile can’t hold the vote of at least a quarter of our young people, after admitting she was a doper through high school and beyond??? You must be kidding?
Well, at least her admission that she was (is?) a big marijuana smoker explains much of her “thinking”…
Geezus Murphy, never mind having a chance of winning the next election, she’ll be lucky to survive a revolt at any time from now on. This i devastating polling, my darlings. The knives are already being sharpened by party stalwarts in the Valley and West Vancouver. But this kind of freefall by a sitting Premier is swifter and deeper than any plunge Gordon Campbell or Glen Clark ever took.
2) On a related note, with Christy unable to turn things around, and, in fact, making matters worse by staying, MLAs are jumping ship more and more frequently. Notice a pattern? Coming out of the 2009 election, they had 49 seats, but after the three by-elections (Campbell, Black, Penner) the Liberals dropped to 47 before the defection of John van Dongen.
They then dropped to 46.
Of the 46 left, several have confirmed they will not seek re-election – Harry Bloy (March 2012), and then one a week for the last three weeks with Kevin Krueger (June 2012), Kash Heed (June 2012), and Hayer (July 2012). And I can confirm for you that George Abbott, Rich Coleman, Kevin Falcon and Colin Hansen will not run again.
And Christy’s buddies (delusional as they must be) are lining up to take out Stephanie Cadieux in Surrey and Ralph Sultan in West Vancouver, with federal Liberal loyalists (to Christy and her group), and others have privately decided to pack it in after this term (but I’ve yet to confirm those names).
If any MLAs resign before October, there will have to be by-elections. Almost no MLAs have said they will actually run for her. It might not happen but if she keeps losing candidates at the rate of one a week, she’ll have no one left by election time!
And my pal Peter Brown wants the BC Conservatives and any other disaffected ‘free-enterprisers’ to unite under Christy???
There’s about as much chance of that as my winning a runway modeling contract in Milan with Giorgio Armani…
Tomorrow, you get the BC Rail docs I promised.
Hint: What did Gordon Campbell really know about the sale of BC Rail?