September 11, 2017

UCP leadership in the bag for Jean? Media misleads with selective stats from ThinkHQ poll

Holly NicholasRebel Commentator

A Metro news headline suggests that data collected from ThinkHQ shows Brian Jean has the United Conservative Party leadership vote in the bag, but digging a bit deeper into the report paints a different picture. 

The actual report from the public relations and strategy consultant says reliably sampling the group is impossible without an up to date party list.

Despite this, Metro led with stats that suggested Jean was ahead of Kenney by 19 per cent in polls regardless.

Watch as I dig further into the stats to give you a more accurate picture of where things stand.

Predictably, Metro trots out Mount Royal University’s Associate Professor of Policy Studies Lori Williams’ useless analysis, in which she maintains Jean is so many points ahead of Kenney that momentum is in his favour.

The “expert” then goes on to discuss how undecided voters may view Jean as a better candidate to win an election, and that Kenney’s non-position on hot button LGBTQ issues have possibly hurt his popularity.

Perhaps Metro approached her with their misrepresented information, but her statements couldn’t be further from the truth.

ThinkHQ’s own data shows that no matter who the leader of the UCP is, they’ll win the next election.

In the end, this just shows how the mainstream media will go out of their way to veil the real stats in order to campaign for their favourite people. In reality, this leadership race is still up to the members to decide.

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commented 2017-09-12 17:45:49 -0400
Metro is not even fit to paper a bird cage! Though what the birds do to it would certainly be fitting.
commented 2017-09-12 02:03:38 -0400
General election vote intent isn’t an indicator of leadership intent.

It’s not misrepresentation if it’s stated what’s going on. The onus is on the reader to read what they’re reading.
commented 2017-09-12 01:42:37 -0400
Metro is garbage and they freely have banner headlines crapping on white people. No hrc action for some reason. Also no whining from that website of SJW hypocrites who attack the Rebel.
commented 2017-09-11 23:59:01 -0400
Bottom line is metro views is running cover for the CRIMEMINISTER , their worst nightmare would be KENNEY

Strategy strategy strategy
commented 2017-09-11 23:27:28 -0400
ROBERT HEWGILL commented, “Apparently Paul Hinman is getting into the race.”
But that is contingent on him being able to raise the $90,000 fee to register as a candidate.
commented 2017-09-11 22:13:22 -0400
Looks like Holly has mastered the art of statistical analysis.
commented 2017-09-11 21:35:20 -0400
Good digging Holly, You and Sheila are getting the facts the lap dog media leave on the cutting room floor.

One item you missed was that “Metro” news is the Toronto Star’s incursion into local communities with GTA lefty biases and partisan BS. It makes sense they’d hire some vacant proggy opinion shiteshow to pass off as a competent data source. This race is wide open and all my inside party sources are saying it will be too close to call….as you say it is the members who will decide not some loser lefty pollsters who the Torstar hires to give faux credibility to their GTA-centric biases.
commented 2017-09-11 21:13:20 -0400
Apparently Paul Hinman is getting into the race.
commented 2017-09-11 20:00:29 -0400
Metro is free and it’s a waste. I look at it and I’m disgusted. Both are capable but I don’t know if there’s animosity between them over their careers. I hope the best man wins.
commented 2017-09-11 19:51:55 -0400
According to Jonathan van Maren, “Brian Jean wants to kick social conservatives out of the United Conservative Party”.
Noteworthy, “So true to form, United Conservative Party leadership candidate Brian Jean has decided to make public his commitment to choice in education for Alberta parents, once he realized that his opponent Jason Kenney had received popular support for doing the same thing”. That is, Brian Jean is all of a sudden a born-again parental rights advocate. van Maren’s bottom line conclusion: “The choice for Christians and social conservatives is clear: If you want to make sure that you have a place in the new United Conservative Party, then make sure that Brian Jean doesn’t.”
commented 2017-09-11 18:41:42 -0400
Ron Voss – I agree, and I guess that’s why it’s free.
commented 2017-09-11 18:40:17 -0400
Metro news is about as leftwing a ‘news’ source as they come. Even more disgusting is that Brian Jean’s campaign distributed this trash to the UCP members by email to try to pump up their campaign!
commented 2017-09-11 18:32:08 -0400
The one the media are losing their heads over is the one I’m voting for.
commented 2017-09-11 18:19:03 -0400
Forsythe sent a letter out to the membership yesterday in which she supports Kenney. Pointed out that any of the four candidates are already Notley’s nightmare, but that Kenney might be her worst.

However, her point being which of the four becomes Baby Doc’s nightmare. With Brad Wall and Christie Clarke gone, this is a point to contemplate. I agree with Forsythe that it would be Kenney, so am thinking he over my sentimental favourite, Jean.
commented 2017-09-11 18:03:34 -0400
The propagandists are terrified of Jason!