Thursday, January 19, 2006

Nip & Tuck in Trinity-Spadina

For weeks now, the residents of Trinity-Spadina have been bombarded with pamphlets, radio and TV ads urging them to vote (or not vote) for a candidate.
According to most of the polls, the NDP candidate, Olivia Chow, is leading the Liberal candidate, Tony Ianno by a healthy margin. Certainly, NDP supporters have been boasting that Chow is a sure-thing this time, her third attempt to unseat Ianno. Much mud has been flung, old allegations brought to light again and a generally unpleasant campaign is grinding to a conclusion next Monday.
And yet, is this riding really a lock for Chow and the NDP?
This week we've seen the NDP leader, Jack Layton campaigning for his wife, Olivia Chow. We've had Liberal leader, Paul Martin, rallying support for Tony Ianno just last night.
Obviously, both parties still consider this riding to be in play. I am guessing that their internal polling shows this to be a closer race than the media has pronounced.

2 Comments:

At 4:50 PM, Blogger BCL said...

"According to most of the polls, the NDP candidate, Olivia Chow, is leading the Liberal candidate, Tony Ianno by a healthy margin."

What polls are you talking about?

 
At 4:15 PM, Blogger David Simpson said...

Try:
http://democraticspace.com/blog/predictions/ontario/trinity-spadina/

for example.

I'm not denying that Ianno is still in the hunt. In fact, with both Martin AND Layton coming to Trinity-Spadina during the last days of this campaign, it suggests that it could go either way.

 

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