[Thought this would be a good article for the recent discussions about poll's and their accuracy.--Kevin
In politics, it's all about confidence. The candidate who looks like a winner stands a good shot at winning - hit the hustings like you're expecting to get wasted, and you probably will be.
And nothing bursts a candidate's bubble faster than one bad poll. Doug Main remembers the feeling all too well.
"Back in '88, I was running as the Reform candidate in Edmonton-Strathcona," says Main, now national communications adviser for the federal Conservative campaign.