Friday, January 28, 2011

Not so shocking a statistic

 Liberal pollster recently revealed some shocking news. 
Only 15 percent of Canadians, he says are paying attention to Canadian politics!! 

Actually that’s not so shocking. 

In fact, it’s pretty normal. 

Aside from political junkies and partisans, very few people care about or follow politics or the issues. 

The reality is Canadians, by and large, would rather watch American Idol than The National

That’s why all these opinion polls about which party is ahead, should be taken with a massive grain of salt. 

People just aren’t politically engaged. 

Now, of course, this will change. 

Once an election is underway, Canadians will become more focused. 

But even then the vast majority of the population will only start seriously considering the issues in the last few weeks or even the last few days of the campaign. 

Such a state of affairs might disappoint a political science professor or a Liberal pollster, but it’s just the way things are.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

All true because many people believe it is their civic duty to vote, else they wouldn't even vote at all. (real conservative)