Here are the results from your poll questions for the second half of March 2010. Over this stretch we have experienced Liberal Thinkapalooza, and we watched an opposition party defeat their own opposition day motion. It was an interesting few weeks in Canadian politics, and here is a snapshot of your opinion in that window.
For more Polling history, see also:
March Polling vol I
January Polling vol I and vol II
DO YOU BELIEVE STATEMENTS IN QUESTION PERIOD SHOULD BE IMMUNE FROM SLANDER CHARGES?
Don't care (2%)
DO YOU BELIEVE DRIVING YOUR CAR WILL EVENTUALLY CAUSE AN ICE AGE?
WHO SHOULD DECIDE POLICY FOR A POLITICAL PARTY?
MPs and Party Members (89%)
Bourgeois Elites (11%)
WHICH POTENTIALLY DISAFFECTED LIBERAL(S) WOULD YOU INVITE INTO THE TORY FAMILY? (multiple selections allowed)
None of the below (49%)
Keith Martin (34%)
Peter Milliken (16%)
Dan McTeague (13%)
Paul Szabo (10%)
Mike Ignatieff (10%)
Gerry Byrne (3%)
Ken Dryden (3%)
Scott Bryson (2%)
Gurbax Malhi (1%)
Ruby Dhalla (1%)
WHAT INTERNAL DISCIPLINE SHOULD THOSE LIBERALS EXPECT FOR DEFYING IGNATIEFF'S WHIP?
Iggy doesn't have the power to discipline (53%)
Coerced attendance to Thinkers Conference (15%)
Write I WILL NOT DEFY MY CZAR 100 times (11%)
Siberian gulag rendition (4%)
WHAT DO YOU THINK THE LIBERAL ABORTION FIASCO OF DEFEATING THEIR OWN MOTION IS ATTRIBUTABLE TO?
No conspiracy, just pure incompetence (87%)
Rae trying to embarrass Iggy (9%)
Iggy trying to embarrass Rae (4%)
WHERE DO YOU STAND ON CANADA'S AFGHANISTAN MISSION IN 2011 AND BEYOND?
Continue in combat role (44%)
Reduce to non-combat role (31%)
Leave completely (25%)
WHY DO YOU THINK IGGY NEGLECTED TO INVITE HIS LIBERAL CAUCUS TO HIS THINKER'S CONFERENCE?
No "thinkers" in Liberal caucus (29%)
Iggy doesn't want to share the camera (20%)
They need the $700 a head (17%)
He's messing with them until he's done (12%)
No "big ideas" coming from depleted talent pool (10%)
Coup paranoia (8%)
DO YOU SUPPORT MORE CHOICE IN YOUR CABLE PACKAGE?
I prefer the internets (33%)
Good as it is (3%)
WHAT BIG IDEA DO YOU EXPECT TO EMERGE FROM THIS WEEKEND'S LIBERAL THINKERS CONFERENCE?
There will be no big ideas produced (53%)
Guarantee the "full gamut" of all Canadian health services to the whole world (14%)
Coast-to-Coast Monorail (7%)
Residential Daycares (5%)
Cold Fusion (5%)
Hover Cars (4%)
Absorb the Ukraine back into Russia (4%)
More Roller Coasters (3%)
Reduce wait times by cryogenically freezing patients (1%)
WHO SHOULD PAY THE BILL FOR SEARCH AND RESCUE FOR THOSE LOST IN HIGH RISK ACTIVITIES?
Tax payers (7%)
DO YOU THINK PARLIAMENT FINDING THE GOVERNMENT IN CONTEMPT REPRESENTS A MOTION OF NON CONFIDENCE?
ARE YOU A GRANDPARENT?
Possible, not confirmed (3%)
WHO WOULD YOU PREFER BE MADE PRESIDENT OF THE INTERGOVERNMENTAL PANEL ON CLIMATE CHANGE?
Christopher Monkton (66%)
Mark Steyn (10%)
Roy Green (9%)
Glenn Beck (8%)
Bjorn Lomborg (6%)
WHAT WOULD YOU RATHER WATCH?
DO YOU THINK IT IS RESPONSIBLE LEADERSHIP FOR IGNATIEFF TO GO ON VACATION WHILE HIS MPS TRY TO COLLAPSE THE GOVERNMENT?
DO YOU THINK ABORTIONS SAVE THE LIVES OF BABIES?
I have no opinion (6%)
DO YOU THINK THERE IS ANY SIGNIFICANT DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE SCOTTISH AND IRISH?
WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING WOULD BE THE STRONGEST SIGNAL OF A PENDING APOCALYPSE?
Mike Ignatieff, Prime Minister (49%)
Bob Rae, Minister of Finance (15%)
Ujjal Dosanjh, Minister of Defense (10%)
Elizabeth May, Minister of the Environment (14%)
Jack Layton, Minister of Labour (4%)
Buzz Hargrove, Treasury Board (2%)
Gilles Duceppe, Minister of Heritage (1%)
John McCallum, Minister of Public Safety (1%)
SHOULD A LARGE GROUP OF PEOPLE BE ALLOWED TO PARTICIPATE IN A DANGEROUS EVENT WITH A HIGH PROBABILITY OF A DEADLY AVALANCHE?
WHAT WOULD YOU CHOOSE AS A TITLE FOR IGNATIEFF’S “LISTENING TOUR”?
The Hypocrisy Tour (61%)
The Ides of March Tour (18%)
The Hooked on Phonics Tour (10%)
The Almost Famous Tour (6%)
THE 29 LIBERAL MPS WHO SKIPPED THE BUDGET VOTE, HOW DO YOU THINK THEY WERE CHOSEN?
It is easy to find Liberal volunteers to skip work (55%)
Iggy just asked "who likes the budget?" (13%)
Rae's scheming (11%)
Drawing straws (8%)
Spin the bottle tournament (5%)
Ignatieff's iron whip (2%)
DO YOU THINK IT IS EASY TO MAKE PRIORITIES?
WHAT IS MORE IMPORTANT TO YOU?
The Economy (100%)
Afghan Detainees (0%)