Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Oh, the Irony

As recently as 2009 B.C. Liberals were voting 80% against electoral reform , because they had become convinced that the system worked well for them: http://thetyee.ca/Views/2009/07/08/WhoKilledSTV/ It  is difficult to argue with a statistic as stark as this: Over 60% of Green and NDP voters supporting STV in both elections, while only 20% of Liberals supporting it in 2009 (down 30% from 2005!).

Well, the electoral system did work well for the Liberals--as long as it was exaggerating their popularity,  instead of their unpopularity. It will be interesting to see how attitudes change after May 14.

1 comment:

Mark Crawford said...

The problems with Klein's debt-obsession, and Danielle Smith's channelling of it, was underscored by this week's stunning revelations of statistical errors by a University of Massachussetts graduate student: http://markcrawford.blogspot.com/2013/04/conservative-pseudo-scientific-economic.html