Things that make you go “Hmmmmm…”; Or who is gauging support for former premier Gordon Campbell in Vancouver telephone polling?
It’s interesting what pops up out of the blue sometimes.
For example,Thursday morning I posted a story about Harper visiting Annacis Island to facebook. That post prompted the memory of a friend living in Vancouver, who left a comment that she had just received a call from a company conducting polling. (It’s been a hectic week so I’m just catching up now)
The poll was political in nature,initially asking what she thought of the Stephen Harper government, which isn’t surprising considering some are speculating an early federal election is in the offing.
However,what was more interesting is that she was also asked to respond to a list of names- this is paraphrased from her memory:
Most of the names she did not recognize, but one definitely stood out : former BC premier,Gordon Campbell.
She said that she did not find him trustworthy,and it left a bad taste in her mouth.
The call came from 604-681-0381, which belongs to NRG Research Group http://nrgresearchgroup.com/, which of course, has done work with the federal government, and the Prime Ministers office:
Which of course led to much speculation,and horror by some online that we may indeed see his return to the political scene back home here in Canada, instead of racking up the bills in London… as Canada’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom.
Is a senate appointment in the offing? Perhaps a run for MP?
If you’ve received a similar call, I’d be very curious to see what other names are being tossed out there, so drop me a line via the contact page! And a good tip is to keep a pad of paper and a pen by your phone to jot down the questions you are being asked.