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  Meet the new NDP: left-leaning Liberals and hardcore progressives
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Last EditedMonsieur  Sep 29, 2011 01:08pm
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AuthorJane Taber
MediaNewspaper - Toronto Globe and Mail
News DateThursday, September 29, 2011 07:00:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionThe new NDP voting coalition is made up of left-leaning Liberals and core New Democrats, according to new polling data.

This could spell trouble for the Liberals, who are trying to rebuild from the depths of third-party despair. But it could provide some opportunities for NDP leadership hopefuls, Innovative Research Group’s Greg Lyle says.

“The good news for New Democrats is both groups (the new NDP and the so-called stable NDP) unite around a ‘progressive’ agenda that focuses on the environment and the flip side of Harper’s crime agenda,” said Mr. Lyle, who presented his research at a recent polling conference in Ottawa.
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