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Harper? The worst PM since 1968?

Shurely, the respondents to the poll must have interpreted this as a rhetorical question!

I mean, who even comes close???

And forget about “since 1968”. How about “ever”???

The biggest change observed since 2011 is in the second question. One-in-four Canadians (26%, +7) think Harper has been Canada’s Worst Prime Minister since 1968. Mulroney is a distant second with 17 per cent, followed by Trudeau (11%) and Chrétien (9%).

Harper is judged to be the worst recent head of government by more than a third of Atlantic Canadians (40%) and Quebecers (36%), as well as 26 per cent of British Columbians. Trudeau fares poorly in Alberta (21%), and Mulroney has a negative showing in Atlantic Canada, British Columbia and Ontario.

“Is Harper the worst PM ever” falls in the same category as the following rhetorical questions:

  • What’s another word for Thesaurus?
  • Why do they call them apartments when they are all stuck together?
  • Why are there flotation devices under plane seats, instead of parachutes?
  • Why do hot dogs come ten to a package and hot dog buns only eight?
  • Why do they put Braille dots on the keypad of the drive-up ATM?
  • Why do flammable and inflammable mean the same thing?
  • Why do we drive on parkways and park on driveways?
  • If you see a heat wave, should you wave back?
  • Why do fat chance and slim chance mean the same thing?
  • Why is brassiere singular and panties plural?


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