Here's a letter to the editor I wrote which was published in today's Toronto Star in response to this article:
Pollster Darrell Reid says Prime Minister Stephen Harper must find a way to appeal to Ontario voters.
But Reid warns you don't win a majority in Canada with an "ideological position."
How would Reid explain the success of former premier Mike Harris, who won back-to-back majority governments by appealing to voters with an "ideological position" calling for lower taxes and smaller government?
Maybe Harper would be doing better in the polls if he listened less to pollsters like Reid and more to politicians like Harris. Simply put, Conservative parties win elections when they act like conservatives.