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Stephen Carter
David J. Climenhaga | Notwithstanding the imperfect methodology of the ThinkHQ poll, it was probably a pretty accurate reflection of the state of the great minds of the Tory Party when it was taken two weeks ago.
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Stephen Mandel
David J. Climenhaga | If the reputed Progressive Conservative caucus rebels are going to rebel against Premier Alison Redford, they need to do so quickly or forget it.
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Alison Redford
David J. Climenhaga | Taken together, two new polls suggest Albertans aren't buying what Alison Redford is trying to sell.
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Alberta Premier Alison Redford, Dave Cournoyer Photo, used with permission
David J. Climenhaga | A strong case can be made that the results of yesterday's Leger poll are much more likely to be a true reflection of voter intentions in Alberta than a group of polls touted by the Wildrose Party.
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Alberta Conservative strategist Stephen Carter
David J. Climenhaga | Even if NDP poll numbers have increased startlingly, it would be difficult to portray the Alberta NDP riding the crest of an Orange Wave so big it could threaten to dislodge the mighty Tory behemoth.
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Floor-crossing Alberta MLA Bridget Pastoor
David J. Climenhaga | New poll results: Alberta Liberals' troubles deepen; Wildrose stagnates; NDP shows potential growth; Alberta Conservatives enjoy commanding lead. All this and a Liberal defection too.
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Alberta Voter Intentions
David J. Climenhaga | Alberta's media keeps pushing the same old story about the Wildrose Party challenging the Tories. In fact, no one is challenging the Tories. But the NDP seems to be challenging the Wildrose.
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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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Alberta PC Party President Bill Smith
David J. Climenhaga | The president of Alberta's Conservative Party has revealed that whoever released a party membership list to a newspaper broke a signed confidentiality deal, and assailed the pollster that used it.
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Alberta Conservative leadership candidate Gary Mar
David J. Climenhaga | Members of the Alberta PCs must be none too pleased to learn their private information is being passed around among pollsters and journalists!
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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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David J. Climenhaga | Alberta's mainstream media are struggling manfully to keep the Conservative-Wildrose horserace yarn alive.