Wednesday, January 18, 2006

CTV/G&M Showing Conservative Bias

The Blogging Tories have been strangely quiet on the issue that they were ranting about for weeks that is the apparent CTV Liberal Bias

The occasional
complaint arises but for the most part the blog orgy of attacks on CTV and the Globe are now muted.

With the Globe and Mail, formerly pro Liberal, now converted on the road to Damascus into true blue Conservative backers, they and CTV, and their polling company Strategic Council continue to come up with unbelievable polls indicating an overwhelming Conservative majority. Do you think this may be editorially driven? Or is it just wishful thinking.

This poll shows national party support.

Conservatives take 18-point lead, poll shows

The Conservative Party has an 18-point lead over the Liberals in a new poll, giving them 42 per cent support nationally and possibly setting the stage for a major electoral shift. more...

This is a major misleading headline. By their or any current polling.

Strategic Counsel's polling numbers are always suspect when you compare them to other polls. They are off by at least 3% and have been sonsitantly polling higher for the Conservatives than any other poll.


Because they are the CTV/Globe pollsters they make the news. They are the news. But are they accurate and true. I would say not. I prefer CPAC/SES polling it has remained consistant and far more 'true' in numbers than the Strategic Counsel polling.


SES Research

DATE

CON

LIB

NDP

BQ

GRN

MOE

LINK

01/16/06

37

30

18

10

4

±3.1

01/15/06

37

29

18

11

5

±3.1

01/14/06

38

30

17

10

6

±3.1

01/13/06

38

29

16

11

7

±3.1

01/12/06

40

31

14

10

6

±3.1

01/11/06

38

29

16

12

5

±3.1

01/10/06

39

30

16

12

4

±3.1


Ekos

DATE

CON

LIB

NDP

BQ

GRN

MOE

LINK

01/16/06

35.8

29.6

19.4

11.6

3.4

±3.7


At least CTV's long time political reporter Craig Oliver has remained objective in the media orgy to declare a Conservative majority. Well there has to be one spoilsport at every party. Which is why at least one Blogging Tory is upset.

However, Craig Oliver, CTV's chief political correspondent, said Tuesday night that other polls -- including, according to what he's been told, the party's internal polls -- show the Conservatives short of a majority. According to his conversations with party officials, "they expect they could be in for a bit of a dip, as Canadians wake up in shock to find they've supported Harper so significantly," he said.

As I have shown, BCE Inc. the parent company of Bell Canada, and Bell Global Media owners of CTV and the Globe and Media was a big donor to the Harper Leadership campaign.

The sudden cheerleading of CTV's Mike Duffy for all things Harper and Conservative might be influenced by the new polling/ editorial direction of this media congolmerate? Do ya.

Mike Duffy

video: Harper responds to Quebec support

Tue. Jan. 17 2006 6:58 PM ET

Mike Duffy asks Conservative Leader Stephen Harper about French newspaper endorsing him in the 2006 federal election campaign.



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