‘Doug Ford remains poised for the premier’s chair, with Andrea Horwath closing in’
IN a random sampling of public opinion taken by The Forum Poll among 2,349 Ontario voters, amongst those decided and leaning, four in 10 (38%) say they would support the PCs, while a similar proportion (37%) say they would support the NDP. One-fifth (18%) say they would support the Liberals. Few would support the Green Party (5%) or another party (2%).
Projected onto seats, this result would produce a PC majority of 69 seats. The NDP would serve as official opposition with 49 seats, and the Liberals would secure 6 seats.
Premier Kathleen Wynne sees approval from one-quarter (23%) and disapproval from two-thirds (65%), with one in 10 (12%) saying they do not know.
PC Leader Doug Ford sees approval from one-quarter (27%) and disapproval from more than half (55%), with one-fifth (18%) saying they do not know.
NDP Leader Andrea Horwath sees approval from four in 10 (41%) and disapproval from a third (34%), with a quarter (25%) saying they do not know.
Horwath is seen as best premier by a third (31%), while Doug Ford is seen as best premier by a quarter (27%). Kathleen Wynne is see as best premier by one-fifth (17%) tied with none (18%). One in 10 say they do not know.
“Kathleen Wynne’s concession [that she will lose the election] has not buoyed Liberal fortunes, with support for her party mostly unchanged following the announcement,” said Dr. Lorne Bozinoff, President of Forum Research. “Doug Ford remains poised for the premier’s chair, with Andrea Horwath closing in. It’s probably safe to say each of the three leaders is eager for election day, though likely each for a different reason.”