PM arrogant, least honest, but 1st choice
Alliance up to 26%: poll
OTTAWA - Canadian voters perceive Jean Chrétien as the most arrogant and the
least honest of the party leaders, ...
"He is not perceived as especially honest while suffering from a certain
image of arrogance."
"If [Mr. Chrétien] behaves and is interpreted as arrogant ... he is in
trouble, but if he tempers the part of him that people perceive as arrogant
and speaks in a way that is considered honest, he will ride home," Mr. Winn
Although the strongest electoral asset of the Chrétien Liberals is the
perception that they embody the "values and beliefs of ordinary Canadians,"
Mr. Winn said, the Prime Minister must tread carefully in trying to portray
Mr. Day and his party as extremist, especially since Mr. Day has watered
down some policies of the former Reform party to appeal to moderate voters.
The death of Pierre Elliott Trudeau has not apparently benefited the
Liberals, despite plans by Mr. Chrétien to exploit the former prime
minister's name during the election campaign. Many Canadians felt
overexposed to news coverage of Mr. Trudeau's death.
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