|Blog David J. Climenhaga | When the electorate is sharply polarized, sometimes a party has to pick a lane. It can't just conclude that if everyone is complaining it must be doing something right.|
|Blog David J. Climenhaga | Kenney has an approval rating of 44 per cent, and a disapproval rating of 48 per cent, the only premier in a recent poll with a higher disapproval rating than approval rating.|
Report on Calgary civic election polling failures criticizes Postmedia coverage of 'radically mistaken' polls by partner firmDavid J. Climenhaga | Panel members looking at polling during the 2017 Calgary municipal election also rapped the knuckles of Mainstreet Research, the company working with the Postmedia newspaper chain.
|Blog David J. Climenhaga | In 2017, the pollster that published optimistic results for the UCP yesterday admitted to "a catastrophic polling failure" in its coverage of the Calgary civic election.|
|Blog David J. Climenhaga | Carleton University Journalism Professor Paul Adams, one of the three high-profile inquiry members, said this morning the surprise announcement leaves the panel "in a bit of a quandary."|
|Columnists Rick Salutin | The only reason for panic is our retrograde, undemocratic electoral system. It would give Doug over 70 per cent of seats with his 40 per cent of the vote.|
Public opinion research standards body to announce details of inquiry into Calgary election poll resultsDavid J. Climenhaga | The Marketing Research and Intelligence Association said in October it was concerned the results of various polls had "shaken confidence in our industry."
|Blog David J. Climenhaga | As low in the polls, relatively speaking, as the NDP may be right now, aspiring UCP leader Jason Kenney may turn out to be Premier Rachel Notley's most formidable advantage.|
|Blog David J. Climenhaga | Conservatives motor to easy by-election wins in Calgary; third inquiry clears Alison Redford; Brad hits the Wall; and Kenney fink-call plan keeps falling flat.|
|Blog David J. Climenhaga | If Wildrose Leader Brian Jean fights for the leadership of a combined right-wing party in Alberta with Jason Kenney, could he win?|
|Blog David J. Climenhaga | Count on it that all parties in Alberta, for once, will be watching the election results next door in British Columbia on May 9 with intense interest.|
Lid's still on the unite-the-right soup the Wildrose Party's leader is cooking up, but there are hints about the recipeDavid J. Climenhaga | Coming eventually to a political theatre near you: the Wildrose plan to unite the right under Brian Jean.
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