September 24, 2015

Veteran campaign watcher says Harper getting better by default

Brian LilleyRebel Co-Founder

With a bevy of polls out this week, I sat down with veteran campaign watcher, Ray Heard, to discuss the significance of the latest trends.  

We discuss the latest polls showing conservatives on the up-swing, what's driving it, whether it's significant and whether it will hold


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commented 2015-10-03 20:21:56 -0400
I don’t like the disrespect for our PM from the left. I heard a Liberal ad on the radio today, and they called Harper, the leader of the Conservative party, but no reference to his current PM status. And does anyone think Justin comes across as a petulant child in his ads?
commented 2015-10-03 14:14:48 -0400
Harper would be doing even better across the country if the disgraceful despicable CBC carried the leaders’ debates. Of course, the CBC execs know that Harper outperforms his opponents Potboy and Angry Tom, and wins every debate, and therefore the disgraceful despicable CBC wants the audience to be as small as possible so as to keep the Canadians public in the dark about this, which is why the disgraceful despicable CBC doesn’t carry the debates.
commented 2015-09-29 01:55:46 -0400
I think Conservative campaign manager Inger Stojberg has made a big difference in the last three weeks. Experts said the Conservatives could not go above 30% in public suPport, but polls already have them at 32%. Almost one in three Canadians is now considering voting Conservative. Who says foreigners are a bad influence?
commented 2015-09-25 14:01:53 -0400
Sorry Vlad, but that traffic ranking was a VERY SHORT spike.

The Rebel – 1,023

Macleans – 772

Toronto Star – 59

CBC – 20

Holy shit – look how popular CBC is.

Facts are a wonderful thing.
commented 2015-09-25 11:27:40 -0400
BRINKMAN; This just shows what a bunch of Dumb Arseoles You and your buddy’s are.
commented 2015-09-25 01:02:14 -0400
The Star is sneaky though, as all Lefty’s are! They’ll say Harper is leading, just to frighten their base and get them off their asses!!
commented 2015-09-24 22:19:32 -0400
@ linda cayer – ah, yes – “Here you are free to show your face and feel that good pure Canadian air in your hair.”

Remember if she does this once she will need to wear a complete cover until all the bruises heal – after all it is quite appropriate to beat your wife if you are Islamic – the imam’s say so.

Interesting how few women’s groups complain about this – in fact have there been any complaints about this from all those women’s groups?
commented 2015-09-24 22:11:56 -0400
Although I disagree with Ray Heard’s political leanings (Liberal), I respect the man’s opinions whether or not they may mesh with my own. Great to see him again on The Rebel!
commented 2015-09-24 21:24:54 -0400
Bill C51 was talked about in the French debate. This could be it. This election could be or maybe already is about the atrociously bad bill. This may explain why the NDP has gained at the Liberal and CPC expense.
commented 2015-09-24 20:37:22 -0400
In just two weeks the new Conservative campaign chair, Inger Stojberg, has made a huge difference. Give credit where credit is due. Experts had said there was no way the Conservatives could climb above 30% in the polls, but they are already at 31%.
commented 2015-09-24 20:02:02 -0400
The Liberals and and NDP have gone overboard with their Guilt trip Politics. There are still a few Patriots in Canada and some of them are actually new Canadians . Not everybody votes for HANDOUTS.. Some people actually vote for what is good for Canada as a Nation. A strong and Proud Nation that does not cater to every whiny dictate from the UN or some absolute Nonsense from the likes of Suzuki and like minded brain-dead celebrities that Justin can hardly wait to associate with. Some people actually feel capable of raising their own Children.
commented 2015-09-24 19:07:59 -0400
Polls don’t mean anything.

They rank right up there with Twain’s concept of stats: “There are lies, damned lies, and statistics.” Polls are the same. (I lie when answering polling questions, and how many others do? So you can’t trust ’em.)
commented 2015-09-24 18:45:31 -0400
I agree with Heard. I think you will see a repeat of the “BC Syndrome”…
People will realize at the last minute that a majority Lib/Dipper government would be catastrophic for our economy and prosperity…and the polls will prove meaningless.
commented 2015-09-24 18:39:58 -0400
A comment on the face covering issue.
Anyone , male or female who volunteers to walk around in a body bag is by definition off their rocker. I mean really. I don’t think such individuals are lucid enough to qualify as voters.
If women are forced to wear this coverings then we must stand up for them and say not in Canada do you ever have to wear one again. Here you are free to show your face and feel that good pure Canadian air in your hair.
commented 2015-09-24 18:28:16 -0400
Received our voter registration cards in the mail today. I’m got my one and only robo-call (ever) last election, from the Liberals begging me to vote for them, but you won’t hear anything about those going ons at cbc. My own observation, for what it’s worth traveling around western/southern MB, there are a lot of Conservative signs around. Not surprising but it seems to be far more than last election. NDP/Liberal seem to be split, with maybe a slight edge to the NDP. I hope voter turnout is huge, it is badly needed because the “Old stock media” is in panic mode working for their “boy”. I hope Ray is right, as I’d love to see Craig Oliver break down again on TV when the Conservative win is announced.
commented 2015-09-24 18:21:02 -0400
Well, by my own measurements, which are not an exact science, I put the Liberals in the lead with 35, CPC at 34, and NDP at 33. With 8% unsure. Frankly I’m surprised that Trudeau is doing so well. What is interesting about the latest Leger poll is that balanced budgets are very much a conservative obsession. NDP and Liberals are more apt to run deficits if it “helps” the economy.
commented 2015-09-24 18:20:24 -0400
Raymond Heard is a Canadian-South African journalist, editor, media executive and political strategist. He was responsible for making Nelson Mandela the first living honorary Canadian in 2001. Heard is President of Toronto-based Heard-Cosgrove Communications, whose clients include some of Canada’s largest companies. He is a contributor to Canada’s National Post and the Huffington Post and appears on the CTV News Channel, CBC News Network, Global News and formerly appeared on the defunct Sun News Network as a political pundit. In Washington, his two scoops were that Nixon would visit China, and Lyndon Johnson would abdicate.

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commented 2015-09-24 18:15:17 -0400
Gee Brinkman Google Ray Heard you moron. He’s very impressive!
commented 2015-09-24 18:05:40 -0400
Poor Brinkman, not sure what to call you, Doug or Richard,. We’ve never heard of you idiot.
commented 2015-09-24 18:00:46 -0400
of course robespierre had no idea what was in the envelopes… oh and btw. not a single link to liberal election fraud, where they actually bullied a quadriplegic.. on cbc..
commented 2015-09-24 17:33:37 -0400
Thank you Brian. I’ve printed a few off to give out to any of the door to door canvassers. I tell them I’m busy, but in anticipation of their visit I’ve taken the trouble to print them an information sheet. Give it to them, tell them to feel free to make as many copies as they’d like for sharing around, but not to litter, then wish them a nice day. The look on their faces, so far, has been priceless.
commented 2015-09-24 17:25:40 -0400
Can’t believe Heard was a Liberal. Was Justin the. Final nail in that coffin?
commented 2015-09-24 17:15:27 -0400
And yeah, GO Harper Go
commented 2015-09-24 17:14:57 -0400
George Dyer- I agree 100% with your top 10, funny :)
commented 2015-09-24 17:10:47 -0400
The liberal media is losing its hold , Donald Trump is proof of that, the liberal media wants to call him racist but no one cares anymore , they realize the truth
commented 2015-09-24 16:11:45 -0400
Please forgive the temerity of this humble Rebel, but I’d like to suggest to my fellow Rebel soldiers that the following comment be copied (or improved and copied), saved and pasted as a response to any “Heave Steve” remark that they come across on other sites with similar message boards. ( limitations requires it be split into two).

Top Ten Reasons (David Letterman Style) to Heave Steve in 2015:
Number 10: Going back to live in the stone age will be for our own good. David Suzuki and Neil Young said so, therefore it must be true. But just in case it’s not, we still have reason number 9.
Number 9: No more pipelines. It’s common knowledge that the best, safest, most modern, advanced and efficient way to transport oil is to fill tanks with it, mount them on wobbly wagons and trundle them across the country.
Number 8: Certainly no one wants to see an immigrant’s lips moving when they’re reciting the Oath of Citizenship.
Number 7: Our Senate might wither and die, OMG, OMG, OMG. That will leave only the un-elected dilatants of the Supreme Court to thwart the efforts of our democratically elected government. It’s common knowledge that they’re hopeless at that. Best that they focus on the real work of making our laws instead of enforcing our laws.
Number 6: Abolish Bill C-51. We must curtail the freedom that our security organizations utilise to freely exchange information that might infringe on the freedom that our country’s enemies enjoy. After all, freedom is what we’re all about, right?
Number 5: No one in their right mind wants a leader who, it’s rumoured, shares their birthday with Adolph Hitler.
Number 4: It’s vitally important that corrupt union bosses will never be required to show their members where all their money is going.
Number 3: And in any case, because those same corrupt union bosses, who don’t like secret ballots, are simply telling us to heave Steve, that alone is a good enough reason.
Number 2: It’s just downright silliness to be squandering our money and wasting time doing security checks on migrants who come from the most stable and civilized region in the world.
And the Number 1 reason to heave Steve in 2015:
Everyone knows that more jobs, lower taxes and a balanced budget is no way to run a country.
commented 2015-09-24 16:10:53 -0400
Pollsters still playing spin – 40% of Canadian voters chose Harper in 2011. Very very very unlikely this will change – it should go higher this time around.

The shitstream media are, once again, communist water carrying dogs for the communist pig parties – ndp / liberal.

No wonder it took 6 weeks for The Rebel to catch for internet traffic – Canadians are saturated with communist pig propaganda courtesy the shit steam media – The Rebel is the lone Independent / Conservative voice in Canada.