Christy Clark clobbers Adrian Dix in online poll...for now
Most of us spent this Saturday enjoying the sunshine or watching some of the Olympics on TV.
But it appears that some B.C. Liberal trolls may have been hard at work trying to save the premier's job.
Why am I so suspicious?
I posted an online poll on this site in the morning asking readers whom they prefer as B.C.'s premier.
When I turned off my computer around 1 p.m., the NDP's Adrian Dix had opened up a huge lead, hovering around the 50 percent mark. Christy Clark was in second place, at 16 percent, followed by the others (Stockwell Day, John Cummins, and Jane Sterk).
At 12:41, a commenter named BC noticed the big Dix lead and wrote this telling remark: "Ok Charlie, we are waiting for the inevitable onslaught of Liberals trolls to try and skew your poll again! Let us know when they do! Such an honest bunch they are."
When I turned on my computer several hours later, Clark had achieved a stunning recovery, somewhat along the lines of Muhammad Ali's incredible comeback against George Foreman in Zaire in 1974.
After being put nearly on the canvas, the premier rebounded to reach 61 percent. That laggard Dix was trailing far behind at 26 percent.