'These ads are part of the public negotiation process for the next budget, and they basically say to the opposition parties "we are prepared to have an election, we are election ready and election able,"' says pollster Nik Nanos.
PARLIAMENT HILL–The latest round of Republican- Conservative attack ads against Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff are a test of Liberal strength that could spark an election if the Liberals respond poorly and the Conservatives “smell blood,” pollster Nik Nanos says. Mr. Nanos told The Hill Times on Monday the ads are part of Mr. Harper’s pre-budget sparring with the opposition parties and a signal to the opposition that the Conservatives have the means to wage a campaign if all three opposition parties gang
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