Canadians have little confidence in either the Conservatives or Liberals to manage the economy, balance the books or reflect their values, a new poll suggests.
Indeed, more Canadians picked “None of the above” and “Don't know” than chose any federal party on those key issues, according to a Harris-Decima survey conducted for The Canadian Press.
Pollster Allan Gregg said the findings are “an indictment” of Canada's political parties and help explain why support remains tepid for both the Conservatives and the Liberals.
Key findings, which show Don't Know/Don't Care is riding a wave. Wonder if she/he will force an election? Maybe some clarity next week during scrums?:
Asked which party is best able to balance the budget in five years, half of respondents answered either “Don't know” or “None.”
Asked which party can be trusted to manage the economy, 36 per cent said “Don't know” or “None"
As to which party holds values closest to their own, 27 per cent said “Don't know” or “None”
In response, Dmitri Soudas indicated the Conservatives would run attack ads detailing "Don't know's" inability to take a firm stand and "None's" alleged former anarchist ties. The Liberals are listening, the NDP says "None" shouldn't be allowed in any debate.
On the plus side, if any party could actually manage to resonate, there is an audience just waiting. Honestly, I think we have reached a new low point in federal politics.