Tuesday, July 12, 2011

How soon we forget

"Majority backs Harper’s plan for Senate elections and term limits, poll finds" says the headline on the Globe story.  Great news for Harper and company, right?

However, this Nanos poll from just a month ago tells us that Senate reform is the public's lowest priority, right at the bottom a list topped by health care, about the same level as strengthening the military, traditionally something that doesn't garner much support.

When it comes to polls, context and wording is everything, something you don't see much in the daily press.