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Liveblogging the Canadian elections

Captain Ed [1] is the go to source on all the latest info regarding the Canadian elections. Most polls are predicting victory [2] for the Conservative Party, a victory which would likely help improve ties between the US and Canada.

Mark Steyn is liveblogging [3], and has posted that it appears the Conservative Party’s Stephen Harper [4] is the new PM of Canada. Excellent!

Speaking of Harper, fellow guest blogger at the California Conservative [5] blog Gary Gross [6] has a blog post up regarding Michael Moore’s fear [7] of Canada electing a “Canadian Bush” – heh. I think it’s safe to say that any foe of Moore’s is a friend of mine ;)

Check Michelle Malkin’s blog [8] for an extensive Canadian election news/blog link roundup.

More: Harper wins Tory minority government [9]:

Conservative Leader Stephen Harper will become Canada’s next prime minister, as Canadians have elected a Tory minority government and ended a 12-year reign of Liberal rule.

Nationwide, the Tories are currently leading or elected in 121 ridings, the Liberals in 101, the Bloc in 50 and 28 for the NDP.

In the meantime, here in the US, the Gallup polling service [10] has done an analysis of their polls from 2005 which they report shows that the Democrats have made gains in party identification over the last year:

Overall, in 2005, basic party identification was even — 33% of Americans each identified as Republicans, independents, and Democrats. When independents’ leanings are taken into account, the Democrats gain an advantage — 48% of Americans either identified as Democrats or leaned to the Democratic Party, while 43% identified as Republicans or leaned to the Republican Party. That represents the largest Democratic advantage since 2000. Democrats have typically held an edge in partisanship in modern U.S. political history, so the recent changes can be thought of as a return to the past.

This year’s elections should be very interesting, to say the least. Considering all the mud the Democrats and their pals in the MSM have thrown at the President and other Republicans – not to mention the very legit Abramoff scandal (which is probably the only real scandal out there) – who knows what will happen?