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Hudak's PCs continue to lead in new Ipsos-Reid poll

According to a new Ipsos Reid poll for CTV and CP24, support for the Tories has gone up by two points since Friday. The party now sits at 39 per cent support

The Ontario PCs continue to gain traction ahead of June's election.

According to a new Ipsos Reid poll for CTV and CP24, support for the Tories has gone up by two points since Friday. The party now sits at 39 per cent support.

The Liberals, meanwhile, are down one point to 30 per cent. The NDP sits at 24 per cent, which is down four points.

The change in the numbers is slightly more significant for the GTA itself. The Conservatives are up five points to 41 per cent, the Liberals are down one point to 36 per cent and the NDP is down five point to 18 per cent.

Within the 416 area, the Liberals jump ahead to 37 per cent support, while the PCs are at 34 per cent and the New Democrats are at 21 per cent.

The poll also suggests that the Tories continue to have more energized voters. Among the 50 per cent of those asked who say that "nothing short of an unforeseen emergency would stop me from getting to the voting booth and casting my vote," 40 per cent said they will vote for the Tories, 28 per cent would vote Liberal, and 20 per cent would vote for the NDP.

Finally, the poll shows that the first week of campaigning had little impact on voters.

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  1. don was right posted on 05/14/2014 09:57 PM
    suck on THAT Kathleen Wynne.And Hazel McCallion.Tim, present the jobs and anti jobs num,bners fairly and you will get another 11 percent to win a majority. Then teh first 10 percent of your civil servant cutback can start with Smokey Thomas and Syd Ryan
  2. Ernie posted on 05/14/2014 10:13 PM
    The public sector has screwed taxpayers in Ontario through the entire Liberal years and the Liberals let them do it.

    Some writers may thing this was a PC blunder but most private employed voters (ie the majority) are 100% the notion that the public service is too bloated and inefficient.

    Its laughable that Wynne today in Guelph said that Hudac would attack public servants like firefighters who protect the public. Last time I checked fire and police was a regional issue, not provincial. Oh but maybe she doesn't know that. But then she isn't that stupid but she is counting on voters to be.
  3. frankie posted on 05/15/2014 05:49 AM
    Gov. unions would have us believe that jobs will be lost when their bloated numbers are reduced, but this is just not so. When citizens dollars are freed up to permit taxpayers to spend to improve their lives, private sector jobs will be created many of these will be high-paying high-tech long-term work needed by a soon-to-be-expanding economy.
    1. Terry posted on 05/15/2014 05:59 AM
      @frankie That's right! Look at the BOOMING economies of Wisconsin and Indiana, the high standard of life and all the high-paying jobs at the Wal-Mart and Dunk'n Donuts....of course there are manufacturing jobs too! CAT moved down there and for just less than %50 of what they paid me for 12 years in a "high paying job" some poor slob gets to work 12 hours a day and then go to his part time gig slinging coffee and hope that a 16 hour day is enough to keep his family fead.
    2. tanjo posted on 05/15/2014 09:49 AM
      @frankie The issue is not that jobs will be lost. The issue is that you will be making less money. 200,000 additional apprentices and 100,000 cut public sector jobs means there will be 300,000 more competitors for existing jobs. Increased demands means lower cost. Remember, Hudak wants to lower the cost of doing business in Ontario to attract more companies. Those companies will be coming because of a lower labour cost. More people will be working, but for less.

      And don't expect tax savings. Hudak wants to eliminate the deficit. That money is going to pay that off. What's left will go to corporate tax breaks to attempt to "attract" new jobs.
    3. Lisa posted on 05/15/2014 10:39 AM
      @tanjo The cost of living will not increase at nearly as fast of a rate, however, once the endless cycle of unions going on strike and extorting their employers into either raising rates or raising taxes to compensate.

      Plus, what's the alternative? Kathleen Wynne, with her constant bowing and scraping to the Working Families Coalition, is killing business in Ontario. When businesses cannot operate in Ontario at a profit, what precisely do you think is going to happen to the labour market here? How will your CUPE friends make a living when I don't have a paycheck for them to steal from?
    4. don was right posted on 05/15/2014 11:06 AM
      @Terry stop buying hyundias and kubotas and hitachi crap and buy made in Canada and USA and your job wil be just fine. Buy crap made in Korea and Kim juong Un will have uoir a**
    5. tanjo posted on 05/15/2014 12:46 PM
      @Lisa What is the alternative indeed? The common misconception is that anything is better than a corrupt, entitled Liberal government. I disagree.

      Now I want to mitigate this by stating if Ernie Eves or John Tory were still premiere, then the PCs would have my vote and they would probably be up at 75%, not where they are now.

      While the Liberals probably cost me hundreds of dollars out of my pocket. Hudak's proposals, if he is given free reign to do what he wants, could cost me thousands.

      So the Liberal theory is sound, but they don't know how to manage it (or don't seem to care). Hudak's theory is not sound, and let's face it, he can't even manage an election campaign without screwing up.

      I am still watching and still undecided.
    6. ed posted on 06/06/2014 01:01 PM
      @tanjo yes you are correct. Busineses in Ontario already have low income tax rates. The conservatives always look out for the wealthy. The only party who looks out for the average working man is the NDP party.
    7. Lishan posted on 06/06/2014 01:13 PM
      @ed You have a very strange definition of "average working man," if you think that's who the NDP stand for. The policies of the NDP benefit union leaders and people on welfare: nobody else. Even then, it only benefits them until the money runs out and the province goes bankrupt.

      I voted PC in the advance polls because they're the only party willing to stand up for job creators and the middle class, the people who drive the economy and will keep us from having to farm turnips in our backyards just to survive.
  4. proton posted on 05/15/2014 05:54 AM
    ...odd that the Forum Poll yesterday shows the OLP up 8% on the PCs....it's almost as if the Conservative leaning Ipsos (which flubbed the poll numbers in both 09 and 2011) is skewing the numbers to please its Conservative financial backers.

    As for Tim's "bold" statements - none of his math makes any sense and he's dodged any real explanation of just how he'll "create" jobs by firing Public Servants....just saying. IF you're naive enough to swallow sound bites then TeaParty Tim is your man.
  5. Mark posted on 05/15/2014 06:54 AM
    It's alarming that 30% of the province still wants to vote Liberal. Sure, the teacher pigs and other public sector hogs are voting for mommy wynne bag, but the rest of the 30% must truly be clueless idiots.

    Wynne Bags idiot, corrupt, and incompetent libranos only accomplishment has been to turn the population of Ontario into a bunch of restaurant servers, serving piggy public sector unions slobs who are sitting at the table.

    I want a strong PC majority.
    1. Brian posted on 05/15/2014 09:48 AM
      @Mark I am one of the 30% who is thinking of voting Liberal - and I don't care if you want to call me a pig or a clueless idiot - but when I look at the plans that Hudak have for Ontario if we are not rich may God help us -
    2. Jack posted on 05/15/2014 10:40 AM
      @Brian The Liberals have set Ontario on a path to economic ruin. How can you possibly defend that?
    3. john posted on 05/15/2014 10:59 AM
      @Jack cause he is a asshole just like rest of liberal voters . i say we root out all of the liberal voters form the rest of the human race send there ass to Quebec dig a big moot round the province and let them float out into the sea .
    4. john posted on 05/15/2014 11:01 AM
      @john kill 2 birds with 1 stone

      we get rid of a province full of whiners and get rid of the devil's children at the same time .
    5. Dean posted on 05/15/2014 11:06 AM
      @Mark When a big blue wave of PCs hits Parliament, with Hudak at the head, I'll be raising a pint to celebrate!
    6. john posted on 05/15/2014 03:11 PM
      @Dean i will celebrate a pint of genus with the rest of my comrades and watch as Wynne get her name changed to Katleen loose .
  6. GarryF_8986 posted on 05/15/2014 08:22 AM
    Tim Hudak should total the amount per voter that we are each paying extra because of the Liberals' deceit and stupidity. If every voter realized how they have been hosed by this party, they would have to decide whether that is the price they are willing to pay to keep Wynne et al in office.
    1. Frankie posted on 05/15/2014 09:18 AM
      @GarryF_8986 You're dead on.

      $ 1 Billion means nothing to people but if you take all the Liberal waste and provide a figure per working person plus how much extra time they have to work just to pay for these bribes it'd resonate far more effectively.
  7. Fact Provider posted on 05/15/2014 09:59 AM
    Ipsos Reid has the most consistent record for getting the numbers wrong.

    Forum's numbers are consistently more accurate.

    Ontario is not ready to buy into slash and burn Tea Party junk nearly as much as the Cons would have you believe.
    1. Jack posted on 05/15/2014 10:41 AM
      @Fact Provider If there were a Tea Party running for office, then you'd be right. Instead, there are the Progressive Conservatives with a solid plan to fix eleven years of Liberal damage, two other parties whose only goal is to deepen the wounds, and a smattering of fringe parties who've never held a seat.

      The choice is clear: Hudak for Premier!
    2. Sonny posted on 05/15/2014 10:42 AM
      @Fact Provider Ipsos is a right wing entity working for a corporation; Bell Media. the polls that matter are after the debates.
    3. Fact Provider posted on 05/15/2014 11:14 AM
      @Jack Please do some reading and learn some facts.
      The last "Progressive" Conservative in this province was Bill Davis - and his government was, for the most part, successful in its handling of jobs and the economy because he was progressive.

      Since then a more apt name for the nitwits who call themselves Conservatives would be REGRESSIVE Conservatives.

      This slash and burn Tim is a prodigy of the chief nitwit, Harris - 'nuff said.
    4. Fact Provider posted on 05/15/2014 11:19 AM
      @Sonny You are correct.

      The debates will show Tea Party Tim for the poor thinker and debater he is.
      Horwath is a capable debater - but her party and its platform is already an "also-ran".
      Wynne is also a capable debater and will expose the foolish "economics" of the Tea Party Tim and his "gazillion jobs plan".
    5. mike posted on 05/15/2014 12:51 PM
      @Jack you got him tea party Tim in the flesh
    6. David posted on 05/15/2014 10:07 PM
      @Fact Provider How is the implementation of the Drummond Report going? Any economist with any credibility will tell you this province is going 100 miles an hour into a brick wall and you question the foolish "economics" of Tim Hudak? What would you do Sonny if Wynne won but was then FORCED to make major cuts. I guess you would be the first to head down to Queens Park on your bike/TTC and wave your protest sign. The entertainment would be priceless!!!
  8. Angry Bill posted on 05/15/2014 01:11 PM
    To all the people who are quite willing and eager to forgive the billions the liberals wasted, and vote for them again.

    Do you have any idea how much just one billion is? Let me give you an idea.

    Let's look at just the gas plant scandal, as that alone cost just over one billion (not counting the cost of the criminal investigation into it).

    Let's assume you make 70k per year. At that rate, it would take you just shy of 15,000 years to pay off one billion dollars. And that's assuming you put the entire 70k into paying off that billion. That's also assuming there is no interest on that billion dollar debt.

    But go ahead. Vote liberal. Listen to Hazel. Forgive and forget, a billion isn't that much. All water under the bridge.
    1. Angry Bill posted on 05/15/2014 01:16 PM
      @Angry Bill And in case 15,000 is still too huge a number for you to comprehend, if you go back 15,000 years from now, that was before the ice age. We were all in the stone age at that time, which is exactly where the Ontario liberals want to put us again. They want to tax and spend us back into the stone age.
    2. Fact Provider posted on 05/15/2014 10:26 PM
      @Angry Bill Your panic button pushing is admirable - if not useful.
      Another more realistic way of looking at the 1 billion is this.

      The money is not "current" money - it is spread out over 20 years. Divide that cost by the current population of the province and you have a debt load of less than 1 cent per day for each person here.

      Does less than 7 cents a week really upset you that much, Angry Bill?
    3. Angry Bill posted on 05/16/2014 10:20 AM
      @Fact Provider Yes, it does, "Fact Provider". The quotes are because I'm still waiting for you to provide some.

      My "panic button pushing" is very useful, because it allows people to see how big 1 billion dollars is, even though people like you with your liberal agenda keep attempting to sweep such things under the rug. It's only 7 cents! Or, it's only the price of a Tim Horton's! It isn't much! Get over it! Yeah, I've heard all your self-serving liberal rhetoric before.

      1 billion dollars spread out over 20 years, over the population of Ontario. Yeah. Chicken feed. Yeah. Did you factor in the interest in that as well? At the end of 20 years, we will have paid far, far more than a measly 1 billion dollars.

      7 cents is YOUR panic button, "Fact Provider". It's you towing the liberal party line that over 20 years, a billion dollars isn't much! It's you telling the sheep voters to nevermind, don't worry your pretty heads, go back to sleep and vote liberal... a billion dollars really, really isn't as much as you think it is! In actuality, as I just proved, it's ONLY 7 CENTS! Nothing at all!

      It's people like you who keep enabling the liberal crooks and thieves and keeping them in power.

      You MUST be in a public sector union, or a teacher. I don't know anyone else who would have such irresponsible and liberal self-serving opinions and try to shovel such misleading platitudes down the gullets of the admittedly gullible public.

      The scary thing is, "Fact Provider".. it works. Which is why you're sitting there chortling at our efforts to actually educate people so they vote out this corrupt, self-serving government that will wind up costing us far more jobs than you are telling us Hudak will.
  9. Sonny posted on 05/15/2014 05:02 PM
    Dear Angry, Hudak was going to cancel the gas plant at a GREATER cost after the 2011 election.
    1. David posted on 05/15/2014 09:50 PM
      @Sonny The list Sonny, the list!!! Where is it? You can't give me even one reason?
    2. Angry Bill posted on 05/16/2014 10:25 AM
      @Sonny I'm calling BS on you, Sonny.

      The conservatives wouldn't have put the plants there in the first place.

      When the conservatives would have had the opportunity to get into power and cancel the plants, it would have been cheaper than when the fiberals rushed in to cancel them in order to buy a couple of fiberal seats.

      After the conservatives would have cancelled the plants, there wouldn't have been a huge investigation costing multi millions MORE into the cover ups, deleted emails, and who knows what else that the liberals cost us.

      Your assertion that the conservatives would have somehow cost us more is wishful thinking at best.
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