After learning that the Harper government has spent 100 million dollars on polling, they presented the "but they did it too" argument.
Funny. They campaigned on not doing what previous government had done.
But then they campaigned on a lot of things, so what's one more lie?
However, I do have to challenge their facts.
In 2007, Stephen Harper hired someone to investigate the Liberals' polling practices, hoping to revive the notion of corruption, since he was having some difficulty fending off that of his own party.
But the report found that the Conservatives were outpacing the Liberals almost two to one.
Stephen Harper wouldn't stand a chance with my mother.
An independent investigator hired by the Harper government to look into past Liberal polling practices has wound up shining an unfavourable light on the Tories' penchant for polling. Daniel Paille notes that the Conservative government commissioned more than two polls per business day in the past year, a figure he calls "quite astounding.''
His report shows that the government spent $31.2 million on opinion research in the last year -- more than any previous year and almost twice the $18 million spent on average during the Liberal years.