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EXCLUSIVE POLL: Tories would form government
Ipsos Reid says Tim Hudak would be premier if vote were held today
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If a provincial vote was held tomorrow, the Progressive Conservatives would likely form the government at Queen's Park.

That's according to the latest poll done by Ipsos Reid for Newstalk 1010, CTV and CP24.

Tim Hudak's Tories would get 37 per cent support, followed by Kathleen Wynne and the Liberals with 32 per cent. Andrea Horwath's NDP isn't far behind with 27 per cent support. The Green Party has five per cent of the vote.

Two in ten Ontarians are still undecided.

Senior Vice President of Ipsos Reid John Wright says the Tories even have the potential to form a majority government.

Wright reveals Tory supporters appear to be the most passionate, being the most likely ones to mark their ballots on election day.  Because of that, PC support would skyrocket to 42 per cent on election day. The Liberals would shrink to 27 per cent and the NDP would be uncharged.

He points out that the Liberals have strong support in Toronto-proper, with 40 per cent of the vote. However, outside of the 416, voters are mostly seeing blue. The Progressive Conservatives have 47 per cent support in the rest of the GTA, 37 per cent support in Southwestern Ontario and 39 per cent in the Eastern part of the province.

The NDP continues to be a force in Northern Ontario with 43 per cent of the vote.

As for who voters think will make the best premier, 32 per cent of those polled say Hudak is the person for the job. However, it's a tight race with 31 per cent rallying behind Wynne and 28 per cent vouching for Horwath.

The minority Liberals will be tabling their budget on May 1st. It's expected to trigger an election campaign. If that happens, the vote would be on a Thursday between June 5th and July 3rd.

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If a provincial vote was held tomorrow, the Progressive Conservatives would likely form the government at Queen's Park.

That's according to the latest poll done by Ipsos Reid for Newstalk 1010, CTV and CP24.

Tim Hudak's Tories would get 37 per cent support, followed by Kathleen Wynne and the Liberals with 32 per cent. Andrea Horwath's NDP isn't far behind with 27 per cent support. The Green Party has five per cent of the vote.

Two in ten Ontarians are still undecided.

Senior Vice President of Ipsos Reid John Wright says the Tories even have the potential to form a majority government.

Wright reveals Tory supporters appear to be the most passionate, being the most likely ones to mark their ballots on election day.  Because of that, PC support would skyrocket to 42 per cent on election day. The Liberals would shrink to 27 per cent and the NDP would be uncharged.

He points out that the Liberals have strong support in Toronto-proper, with 40 per cent of the vote. However, outside of the 416, voters are mostly seeing blue. The Progressive Conservatives have 47 per cent support in the rest of the GTA, 37 per cent support in Southwestern Ontario and 39 per cent in the Eastern part of the province.

The NDP continues to be a force in Northern Ontario with 43 per cent of the vote.

As for who voters think will make the best premier, 32 per cent of those polled say Hudak is the person for the job. However, it's a tight race with 31 per cent rallying behind Wynne and 28 per cent vouching for Horwath.

The minority Liberals will be tabling their budget on May 1st. It's expected to trigger an election campaign. If that happens, the vote would be on a Thursday between June 5th and July 3rd.

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