Creepy Steve in August 2006 (emphasis added):
Principles not polls will govern how the Conservatives establish policy, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said at a Friday news conference in Cornwall, Ont., when asked about his stance on the Middle East and the softwood lumber agreement.
"We don't make decisions in our governments based on polls," Harper said.
Today’s news via the Canadian Press:
A new poll suggests Stephen Harper's Conservatives have lost their big lead over the Liberals, plunging six percentage points in popular support in just one week.
The Canadian Press Harris-Decima survey puts the Tories at 30 per cent support, in a statistical tie with the Liberals, who are up four points to 32 per cent. Support for the Tories dropped across all regions and demographic groups.
The striking shift comes in the wake of several controversies which may be taking a toll on the governing party.
I’m sure the Blogging Tories are all over this. What? What's so funny?