Thursday, October 08, 2015

Strategic voting in Hamilton West-Ancaster-Dundas: crowdfunding polls

Strategic Tactical Voting in Hamilton West-Ancaster-Dundas
Strategic voting in Hamilton West-Ancaster-Dundas
A couple days ago, I discussed the prospects for strategic voting in the riding of Hamilton West-Ancaster-Dundas, and advising waiting until more is known.  The good people at were gathering pledges of strategic voters, with the goal of crowd-funding a poll once 500 pledges were reached.

The pledges reached 500 yesterday and they are now crowd-funding for a poll.  

A poll would be greatly helpful to strategic voters in the riding.  The riding is a new one, so there is no solid historical data to go on.  If the votes from 2011 are redistributed in the new riding (see here), the result would be CPC 40%, NDP 28%, Liberal 25%.  Should strategic voters support the Liberals or NDP?  It's hard to know.

This is where you can come in.  A donation page to fund polls has been added to the page.  If you can spare a few dollars, do so!

Update.  There is now a poll showing a Liberal lead.  See more here: Strategic Voting: Ham-West-Ancaster-Dundas: new poll.