Somehow, it feels like there must be some political connection to this newest poll (.pdf) by Angus Reid.
Apparently, a lot of Canadians believe people are more angry this year than they were last year - with women and young people reporting they're losing their tempers more often. Women and young people are also most likely to report feeling alienated from politics too.
Anecdotally, I know that fellow reporters on Parliament Hill have noted a nastier tone in correspondence and emails. And in the daily political fray, things are meaner all around. Jeffrey Simpson notes that today in The Globe and Mail (subscription req'd), with regard to the NDP.
Or maybe it's just the weather.