Saturday, October 10, 2015

Strategic voting in Kanata-Carleton: vote Liberal

Strategic tactical voting in Kanata-Carleton
Strategic voting in Kanata-Carleton
The riding of Kanata-Carleton in Ottawa is a new riding formed out of pieces of the old riding of Carleton—Mississippi Mills, which has been a fairly safe Conservative.  Despite this, it is shaping up to be a close race. (See a news story about this here).

In the last election, Gordon O'Connor received 57% of the vote, followed by the Liberal with 24%, the NDP with 15%, and the Green with 4%.  Gordon O'Connor, however, decided not to stand for re-election.

A recently conducted poll suggests that this is a tight race between Conservative Walter Pamic (whose past militant anti-unionism has become controversial) and Liberal Karen McCrimmon.

 Clearly strategic voters will want to support the Liberals here and avoid the vote splitting.

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