NDP gains from Gomery

The Sun papers today carry the results of a Sun Media-SES Research poll which show that Canadians blame the Liberals for the Adscam ripoff and a majority believe Martin shares responsibility for the scandal. The same poll shows the NDP making gains at the expense of the Liberals while the Conservatives are stalled. If these results are correct this should make for an interesting campaign.

Norman spectorsummarizes the poll results as follows:

A Sun Media-SES Research poll found that 43% of Canadians blame the entire Liberal Party for the kickback scheme that ripped off millions of taxpayer dollars -- a 13% jump since the spring.

Another 48% believe only a "few bad apples" are to blame for the corruption -- a 10% slide over the same period.

The poll also found that while fewer Canadians think Prime Minister Paul Martin is exclusively to blame for Adscam, a majority believe he shares responsibility for the scandal with his predecessor, Jean Chretien.

On May 4, 29% thought Martin was solely to blame for the scandal compared to only 8% on Nov. 13, two weeks after Gomery tabled his report. Another 24% fingered Chretien, while a whopping 54% of Canadians believe the pair is mutually responsible

For full details see Ottawa Sun

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