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POLL: Strong appetite for change in provincial government
PCs have six-point lead over Liberals in Ipsos Reid survey
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It appears the appetite for a change in leadership at Queen's Park is growing.

A new Ipsos Reid poll done for Newstalk 1010, CTV and CP24 finds 72% of voters think it's time for another party to take over governing the province, a 4% increase from April.

Pollster John Wright says he hasn't numbers that high at any level of government in 25 years.

Voter intention hasn't shifted much since a poll last month.  Progressive Conservatives held steady at 37%, the The Liberals are down slightly at 31% and the New Democrats are up slightly at 28% support.

While PC leader Tim Hudak continues to be less popular than his party, the notion of him moving into the Premier's office is gaining traction.

One in three of those asked, or 34% picked Hudak as the best person to lead Ontario.  NDP leader Andrea Horwath is at 29%, while support for Kathleen Wynne's leadership slipped by three points to 28%.

Among decided voters, those who plan to go PC are the voters most likely to show up on Election Day and also the least likely to change their minds.  54% of PC voters are "absolutely certain" about their choice, compared with 37% of Liberal voters and 34% of NDP supporters.

Those leaning orange are tentative about their choice though, with 23% saying they're "not certain" about their voting decision.

Ipsos Ried conducted the poll May 6-9, 2014 by online interview. It is accurate within +/-3.9 percntage points

Election Day in Ontario is June 12.  

Premier Kathleen Wynne hosts Newstalk 1010's the Province Sunday May 11 at 1pm.

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The Canadian Press

It appears the appetite for a change in leadership at Queen's Park is growing.

A new Ipsos Reid poll done for Newstalk 1010, CTV and CP24 finds 72% of voters think it's time for another party to take over governing the province, a 4% increase from April.

Pollster John Wright says he hasn't numbers that high at any level of government in 25 years.

Voter intention hasn't shifted much since a poll last month.  Progressive Conservatives held steady at 37%, the The Liberals are down slightly at 31% and the New Democrats are up slightly at 28% support.

While PC leader Tim Hudak continues to be less popular than his party, the notion of him moving into the Premier's office is gaining traction.

One in three of those asked, or 34% picked Hudak as the best person to lead Ontario.  NDP leader Andrea Horwath is at 29%, while support for Kathleen Wynne's leadership slipped by three points to 28%.

Among decided voters, those who plan to go PC are the voters most likely to show up on Election Day and also the least likely to change their minds.  54% of PC voters are "absolutely certain" about their choice, compared with 37% of Liberal voters and 34% of NDP supporters.

Those leaning orange are tentative about their choice though, with 23% saying they're "not certain" about their voting decision.

Ipsos Ried conducted the poll May 6-9, 2014 by online interview. It is accurate within +/-3.9 percntage points

Election Day in Ontario is June 12.  

Premier Kathleen Wynne hosts Newstalk 1010's the Province Sunday May 11 at 1pm.

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