Does an NDP/Lib merger help Harper? Here are the numbers
There has been much discussion over the last couple years regarding NDP/Liberal co-operation at the federal level (see a good 2008 post at PunditsGuide.ca). The debate often assumes that Liberal/NDP cooperation would result in some kind of progressive government because the Conservatives get less than 50% of the popular vote. So, for this post, I thought I’d take a data-based look at whether an NDP/Liberal merger would actually result in a change of government.
To answer this question we really need to answer two other questions:
- How many people would actually vote for the merged Lib/Dem party?
- How does that vote translate into Lib/Dem seats?
Can't post the embeded data on Rabble (for good reason). The rest of the post can be found here.