If you subscribed to the SES Research email list during the last election, you'd still be getting the results of an occasional poll. This morning had one about potential replacements for Paul Martin and Stephen Harper (link PDF):
We all know that at this point such a poll doesn't mean much. Name recognition is a big part of it. As well, since both fields are so weak, I can't help but expect that some better candidates are going to come out of hiding eventually.
Of course, some say that the reason George W. Bush was able to build such a strong base on his way to winning the Republican nomination for 2000 was because voter confusion with his dad gave him the lead in very early poll results. He was able to turn those poll leads into funding, and carry the momentum all the way through.
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