If election were held Sunday, Liberals would lose, poll shows
Almost half of Ontario voters disapprove of Doug Ford as leader of the Progressive Conservatives, but the party is still poised to win a majority in the upcoming provincial election, according to a new public opinion poll.
Of the 923 Ontario voters surveyed Sunday by the Forum Poll, 48 per cent said they disapprove of Doug Ford, 36 per cent said they approve and 16 per cent said they don’t know.
If an election were held on Sunday, the Liberals would lose, securing only 23 per cent of the vote, or 11 seats, according to the poll. The New Democrats would come in second, with 27 per cent, and the PCS would win with 44 per cent.
“It seems that Ontarians are not so much accepting Doug Ford and his leadership as they are rejecting the other alternatives,” said Lorne Bozinoff, president of Forum Research.
The PCS need to secure 40 per cent of votes to win a majority, and they should be concerned about having Ford as their leader, Bozinoff said.
“Doug Ford is a divisive figure,” he said. “His disapproval rating is already high and he has been leader for only a day.”
Results based on the total sample are considered accurate, plus or minus three percentage points, 19 times out of 20.