Maybe this won’t be relevant to anything that happens in the next month or so, but here it is anyway.
Last year, Corporate Research Associates did its fourth-quarter polling between Nov. 9-26, 2011.
The year before that, their polling period was Nov. 9-30, 2010.
In 2010, the poll results were released on Dec. 6. In 2011, the results came out Dec. 7.
This is worth noting because this year, if the pattern holds, CRA will be doing its polling right in the midst of all the current Muskrat Falls hoopla.
In all likelihood, they’ll be in the field gauging public opinion at the same time that MHAs are in the House of Assembly debating the massive $7.4 billion plan to develop a hydroelectric dam in Labrador.
Based on the polls from the past year, with the PC Party steadily slipping in popularity, everyone in politics is going to be watching very, very closely when the results come out in the first week of December.
I don’t know whether this is a big deal, but it’s definitely something to be aware of for people who pay close attention to Newfoundland and Labrador politics.