Honourable friends: politicians gain in polls when they speak nicely

This is probably not good news for Elizabeth May (just saying) but, on the other hand, it certainly won't be good for any of the parties. C'mon people - you are supposed to represent the whole country - behave as if that is the case.

“Public approval peaked in the aftermath of the [2001] September 11 attacks, declined over the next seven years, rose slightly in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis and then declined again,” it added.

“Prosocial language followed a nearly identical trajectory.”