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Alison Redford
David J. Climenhaga | A recent poll suggests Alberta Premier Alison Redford's popularity is plummeting. What happened? It's simple: Albertans are getting to know her.
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David J. Climenhaga | Premier Redford seems to be labouring under the impression that if she can persuade U.S. President Barack Obama to OK the Keystone XL pipeline, all will be forgiven. Not necessarily.
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Brad Wall
David J. Climenhaga | A new poll from Angus Reid gauges something even more fun than a barrel of political sciences courses: premiers’ popularity!
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Alberta Premier Alison Redford
David J. Climenhaga | An exclusive Calgary Herald poll shows Alberta's Conservatives are hugely popular. Why didn't the Herald mention the pollster's track record?
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Alberta NDP Leader Brian Mason
David J. Climenhaga | If present trends continue, it is entirely possible that the Alberta NDP, and not the Wildrose Party, could emerge as the Official Opposition after the next provincial election.
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David J. Climenhaga | Negative advertising works against honourable statesmen and scurvy self-interested politicians alike -- but it takes time to carpet bomb your opponents.
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NDP Leader Jack Layton
David J. Climenhaga | Look for lots of stories in the next few days like the Toronto Star's coverage of the NDP surge, full of qualifiers, hedges and explanations of why what you're seeing isn't really what you're seeing.
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David J. Climenhaga | For many sound political reasons, the scenario described by government supporters sounds each day less like reality and more like Conservatives whistling past the graveyard.
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David J. Climenhaga | Alberta's mainstream media are struggling manfully to keep the Conservative-Wildrose horserace yarn alive.
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David J. Climenhaga | The release of a reputable Environics poll yesterday shows Ed Stelmach's Alberta Conservatives are still ahead of the Wildrose Alliance party, if only by a nose.