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On the move!

Agh! You’re still here? My new site and weblog, is now up and running; new posts are building up over there, never to be mirrored here. Go! What are you waiting for? All the stuff worth keeping has been migrated over to the new server, and I don’t anticipate making any more posts here.

Bloggers and webmasters: Update your links! Simply replace with in your blogrolls or bookmarks to point to the new site. Old posts will remain on this server for as long as the people at Blogger/Google allow them to remain; unfortunately, I’m not going to bother to come up with any way of converting permalinks on this blog to their corresponding posts on the new site. Yes, I plead laziness. I also realize the irony of switching away from Blogger just it starts to add features that the demanding blog nerds insist upon.

Thanks for reading and linking, and see you over at!

—Ian King, December 13, 2004

Thursday, October 17, 2002

NDP supporters undecided on best new leader: Poll

This little nugget was gleaned from a recent Environics poll, where none of the six candidates for the federal NDP leadership polled over 21% of NDP supporters, and 40% of respondednts were undecided.

A cuple of pronems arise, though. The sample size is very small -- only 221 respondents. The data was extracted from a poll of 2000 Canadian voters, of whom only 11% or so said that they support the NDP. That gives an accuracy of +/- 6.7%, 19/20. Another problem is that this poll is of NDP supporters, not NDP members, who are the ones who will be deciding who the paty's new leader will be.

So I'm really not too sure just how much you can really read in to all this.

Nonetheless, the results were...
Jack Layton 21%
Lorne Nystrom 14%
Bill Blaikie 10%
Joe Comartin 5%
Bev Meslo 4%
Pierre Ducasse 2%
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