The Ford brothers’ cameo in Stephen Harper’s election campaign drove potential voters away from the Conservative Party more than the Duffy trial did, exit polling has found.
“It was clearly a mistake to be seen with the Fords,” pollster Greg Lyle told Metro on Tuesday. “It didn’t really rally the base, it pushed away swing voters. Not a good move.”
His firm, Innovative Research, conducted polling over the four days following the election, asking voters if certain factors in each party’s campaign made them more or less likely to lend their support.