NDP strategists had it all planned out: party leader Thomas Mulcair was going to criss-cross the country with his wife; he was going to show a kinder, gentler side; he was going to capitalize on the Senate expense scandal and take advantage of the fact that the Justin Trudeau honeymoon was coming to an end.
It was supposed to buoy them in the opinion polls.
Unfortunately — for them — it didn't work.
In fact, a new Ipsos Reid/CTV News opinion poll released Friday suggests that the federal New Democrats are actually slipping.
If an election were held tomorrow, the Conservatives under Prime Minister Stephen Harper would receive 32% of the vote among decided voters, up 2 points since the end of June. In a statistical tie, the Liberals under Justin Trudeau would receive 31% of the decided vote, down 2 points since June. Thomas Mulcair’s NDP would receive 26% of the vote, down 2 points.
The most shocking part of the survey was that 41 perRead More »from Tough times ahead for Thomas Mulcair and the NDP