yeah, on Statistics Canada says 5.5 millions who are under 14 age in 2006 (they born pre-1997) turns 18 yrs old
5.5 million youngers gonna vote in 2015
Great graphs and very exciting numbers. There is still a lot of ground the NDP has to make up in Ontario to really get the Conservatives worried. I don't envy Mulcair the task of winning over Ontario at all, I think if he succeeds though, it could be shades of 1990.
One lesson I hope the NDP will take from these numbers is there is nowhere in the country where they CANNOT win, if the party sets its heart to it. Connect with local concerns, attract political skills, invest the resources, and show we have the competence to govern (and deserve people's trust!).
Yet another Forum poll post-federal budget:
CPC - 36%, NDP 34%, Libs 19%
In Quebec the NDP has soared back up to 42% and the BQ has sunk back to 22% - that means that if an election were held today the NDP would win about 60 seats in Quebec AGAIN :-)
Well, that is encouraging. I hope this can hold, but I wish Forum would stop polling over and over. Be ready for the next Nanos poll that will show the Libs ahead of the NDP by 5 points, and Bob Rae's approval numbers in the high 40s, though,