An index for Day 11
Now that the campaign days have moved into the double digits, some other, random numbers to ponder:
It's double digits no longer, re: the gap between Liberals and Conservatives in the Globe/CTV/Nanos daily tracking. 9 points separate the parties, in what Nanos is speculating may be a "platform bump" for Ignatieff.
Number of seats Conservatives will win according to www.electionprediction.org: 111.
Number of Liberal seats, by the same prediction: 60.
Too close to call 80.
Seats needed for majority in the House of Commons: 155.
Number of nominated candidates so far (according to Pundits Guide, that treasure-trove of election data): 1040 (or so...number changing rapidly)
Number who have signed a pledge of civility, from civilelection.ca: 20
How adept are the political parties at using social media? The PostRank blog has found a way to measure, by counting "sharing events" in cyberspace. (Answer: Liberals are way out ahead.) Here's the tally:
Green Party: 2514
Bloc Quebecois: 498
Number of times the party leaders have visited Tim Hortons so far: ??? (I'd really like to know. Anyone have a running count?)