Looking from afar even Aaron Goldstein of the American Spectator can’t understand why Canadians are about to be plunged into another federal election. He argues any way you slice it the election will end badly for Michael ignatieff and the Liberals.
From American Spectator
Frankly, I don’t understand why the Liberals have decided to topple the government now. After all, a poll that was released last weekend by Nanos Research had the Conservatives leading the Liberals by double digits (38.6% to 27.6%). Liberal Party leader Michael Ignatieff is also the least trusted of the three major national political leaders. Ignatieff is well behind both Harper and New Democratic Party (NDP) leader Jack Layton on that score.
It is also worth noting that according to a poll done by Ipsos-Reid half of all Canadians do not want an election at this time. Indeed, if the Tory government falls it will be the third election in a little over five years.