In less than 6 months, British Prime Minister David Cameron's support has plummetted in the polls. He went from the triumphant new prime minister of a popular coalition government to being faced with the possiblity, if a election were held today, of a 35-40 seat Labor party MAJORITY.
Meanwhile, in Canada, Stephen Harper chugs merrily along able to do whatever he wants whenever he wants and his poll ratings are untouched. He has never not held a clear advantage over his opposition in his 4 long years in power.
What is the deal? Is the situation that Canada is a vastly more right wing country than the UK and Canadians by and large are more likely to embrace an extreme right wing agenda than the UK voters are? If so, is this the result of Canadian voters being poorly educated as to the issues and what Harper is doing? What can be done to wake them up to the horrors of the Harper regime?
This is disgusting. Cameron is 6 points down, 41-35, in the latest Angus reid survey, 2 points down in the Yougov daily tracking poll 42-40, and the average of all UK polls shows Labor projected to win a majority of 34 seats.
In Canada, Harper is inching ever closer to majority territory in the polls. What on earth is going on?
Are UK voters just vastly more sophiscated than Canadian voters when it comes to the horrors of conservatism. The UK government is far less extreme than our own I should say as well.
UK Polling report has all the details here: ukpollingreport.com