Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Is There A Relationship?

Apparently, Ontario's dropout rate is an astonishing, and alarming 30%.

I wonder if that statistic is in any way related to the Liberal's newly reported 19 point lead in the latest Ipso-Reid survey:
An Ipsos-Reid survey conducted for CanWest News Service over the weekend suggests the Liberals are at 47 per cent support in Ontario- up six points from a week ago - and the Conservatives are down six points from the same period, at 28 per cent.

This, after a raft of promises by Conservative Leader Stephen Harper last week, including a $1,200-a-year payment to all families for each child under six, and a series of tax breaks for small- and medium-sized businesses, as well as a new series of positive TV ads.

"In the province of Ontario, the Tories just haven’t impressed. They haven’t taken control of the campaign. There’s a lot of stuff that they’re doing, but people just aren’t noticing it," Ipsos president Darrell Bricker said.
The only explanation I can conceive that would have Ontario residents buying Mr. Dither's banning of the already banned handguns, and strike-prone nanny-state daycare is a lack of education, or the lack of intelligence as demonstrated by an inability to achieve within the school system.

Perhaps this is the crux of the problem in Ontario. The Conservatives overestimate the intelligence of the Ontario voter, and the Liberals nail it every time.