Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Alberta Election - Brief Post Mortem

A random collection of thoughts:
  1. I don't recall an election campaign where the news zeitgeist was so firmly contradicted by the results. This may not bode well for Stelmach.
  2. TC's guess is that the unhappiness with the Stelmach government is still there, but the electorate did not like the alternatives and defaulted to business as usual.
  3. The Leger poll was the most accurate, a fact they were quick to trumpet.
  4. The turnout was 41%, the lowest ever.
  5. The Green vote was 4.6% substantially below their 7.6% average in the polls, another instance of the Greens underperforming their polls when the votes are counted.

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