A very short post where I remind people that prior to 2011, the best election the NDP ever saw was in 1988, when they took 20% across the country.
In that election they reached...
37% in BC
17.4% in Alberta
44% in Saskatchewan
and 20% in Ontario
In 2011, they managed...
30% in Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick
15% in PEI
26% in Manitoba
and 26% in Ontario
I uurge people to keep this in mind when they read polls of how "bad" the NDP is doing. Even if the NDP wins "only" 80 seats, is is still a massive historic win for the party.