In yesterday’s Globe and Mail the headline roared: “Harper’s Lead Takes Hit”
And indeed Harper did take a hit --- according to the Globe’s own poll which said the Tories went from 41 percent support to 37 percent, while the Liberals jumped from 25 to 28.
The Globe even helpfully explained why this tightening had occurred. It seems, explained the paper’s reporters, that Harper’s comments about the Supreme Court had spooked Ontarians.
Well they couldn’t have been all that spooked because today the Globe poll reports the Tories have gained a point and now lead the Liberals by 10 points.
So you would think today’s headline would read, “Tories Widen Gap” or “Harper Regains Momentum”.
Indeed, this latest development is buried in their election coverage and actually given a Liberal spin: “The Liberal freefall seems to have abated.”
Yeah. Freefalls usually abate when you hit the ground.
To get more on the Globe’s wonky election reporting check out Andrew Coyne’s excellent site.
As for me, if the Tories win the election on Monday, I hope to see this headline on Tuesday: “Globe’s Credibility Takes Hit”.