Voters say jobs and the economy are tops on their list of most important issues

New poll for CTV and CP24 released exclusively to Newstalk1010, show integrity and lower taxes are also important...

Jobs and the economy are the two most important issues resonating with voters in the lead up to the June provincial election.

A new online poll done by Ipsos-Reid for CTV and CP24, but shown exclusively to Newstalk1010, was done between Monday and Wednesday of this week and spoke to more than 800 people.

Pollster John Wright, says 24% of the respondents to the poll suggested they thought jobs and the economy were the most important issue.

Second on that list is lower taxes at 13% and integrity at 10%.

If you combine the second choice of issue importance among voters, the economy and jobs had 40% followed  by lower taxes at 27% and lower energy costs at 21%.

"The major issues that are driving people to the ballot box, line up almost identically with (Tim) Hudak's plan." says Wright.

And he says the call for a change of government is louder outside of the 416.

"There seems to be a sense outside of Toronto, that Mr. Hudak's plan is a plan that they want, and they are voting against Queen's Park and the waste."

Questions in the poll also asked people about their emotions heading into this election.

More than a quarter of the respondents say they will vote out of fear another party could win, while 15% said they are angry and don't want another party to win.


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  1. Rosanna posted on 05/15/2014 02:41 PM
    Because I understand that jobs are crucial to Ontario's growth, because I understand that continuing to pander to our bloated public sector is killing our province, and because I have the sense to realize that the Liberals are not qualified to govern, I will be voting PC.

    The choice is clear: Hudak for Premier!
    1. mike posted on 05/15/2014 03:09 PM
      @Rosanna thank you for your vote! I don't think i want conservatives trying to bring the province down by hurting the middle to lower class with draconian policies we don't need. bringing down wages and services people depend on hurting their lives now and into the future.
      the conference board of Canada as stated earlier on 1010 and says Ontario has a robust economy with a strong B rating.
      i will be voting Liberal
    2. Frankie posted on 05/15/2014 03:50 PM
      @mike I'm sure you run your own expenses the way the Liberals spend our money. If so you'd be bankrupt. Are you?
    3. Ernie posted on 05/15/2014 04:41 PM
      @mike Mike
      FYI - A year ago the conference board said Ontario was A+. So under Wynne's watch we dropped form A+ to B. Are you sure you know what your talking about? I don't think you are!
    4. David posted on 05/15/2014 04:50 PM
      @mike Quick question for you Mike. Do you think adding billions on top of billions to the debt will hurt the people of Ontario in the future? You are aware that money spent to service the debt is money that can't be spent on the services you claim to care about. There appears to be only one politician in this province with the guts to do what needs to be done. During the recession many many companies cut their payrolls by much more than 10%. Mention that in the public sector and everyone screams. The province is bankrupt, deal with it.
    5. mike posted on 05/15/2014 05:19 PM
      @Frankie 35 yrs employed and still working (non union)
      owned property since i was 21 and built up some good equity. trying to save as much as i can on my own benefit/retirement plan as well as mutual funds don't have a company pension.
      my dad is in his 80's i see what expenses seniors have to endure just to survive. $1000 to the vet just last week for his dog.
      $2500 for dental work recently. no coverage as a senior insurance is crazy expensive.
      if you're in your 20's 30's now in these times of outsourced jobs and the only thing most people can get is 6 month to a year contract with no benefits. people good luck. i wish you well trying to buy a home and to save for later years.
      if you think things aren't important like pensions and benefits now while in your 30's conservative ideology.
      you're going to wind up shooting your dog and having no teeth at 70 plus living in a cardboard box.
      then and only then will these people be a burden on the rest still working because welfare/health care costs will skyrocket if you think they're bad now just wait.
      if you think someone of any political stripe is going to lower your taxes by cutting services and letting people go. keep waiting
    6. Keith posted on 05/15/2014 05:22 PM
      @mike You know that the B rating there isn't like the B people receive in school. Its a bad rating.

      I'd like to know where in their report they ever say that we have a "robust economy". They give our labour productivity growth and income per capita a C. These are two very good indicators of our long term economic health. They give the employment growth rate an A+ but that is something that can vary fairly significantly year to year.

      Also I'm just going to point out...

      "What’s more, chronically high fiscal deficits and rising debt levels have made it difficult for the province to invest in education and innovation, the building blocks for productivity growth and, ultimately, an improved standard of living. "

      Which is largely a product of the Liberals (since they doubled our debt).
    7. dama posted on 05/15/2014 05:33 PM
      @mike Never use Conference Board of Canada's take on the economy
      these bloated heads only wants to project that everything is fine.. maybe on some sectors but overall in Ontario the economy is not that robust.. lost of manufacturing plants due to high cost of operation in Ontario is forcing companies to leave Ontario and
      setup in places where taxes are cheaper.. electricity is cheaper..

      and thats what Tim Hudak is trying to do.. tough platform and people needs to know that, that is his platform. unlike Dalton McGuinty.. no tax and yet you got the biggest Health Tax in his 1st term...

      Tim Hudak for Premier..
    8. arthur posted on 05/15/2014 05:44 PM
      @Keith so did the feds! double the federal debt since the liberals left power but i don't really blame them. Flaherty was right certain times you have to spend in the economy and keep the level of services up and people working
    9. mike posted on 05/15/2014 05:54 PM
      @Keith was just going to state but someone beat me to it.
      Harper has doubled the federal debt also. sometimes not a bad thing. i'm 54 some of these things don't effect me.
      i'm thinking more of the people who can't get jobs. these are different times than the 70's and 80's. i could of had my pick of a full time job with pension and benefits.
      how the %$#@ is someone going to buy a home and save for the future on a contract job never mind plan a family?
      this is all part of a healthy society where we all look after each other
      i work for one of the largest print and media companies in north america. all they hire is contract people.
      good luck folks!! Timmy will look after you :)
  2. Ted posted on 05/15/2014 03:35 PM
    I understand the issues BUT in the end (however I believe Trudeau is a good man), I simply can't see Justin as a leader. Simply does not have as much experience "just yet". Maybe later but am nowhere close to supporting Justin. It's like giving conservatorship to my nephew who just graduated from university. Good man but not just yet. Great future but the future is not "just yet' for Justin or I'd be scared for the future of Canada. He has to first off - think outside of Quebec. Quebec is not all of Canada.
    1. Ernie posted on 05/15/2014 04:42 PM
      @Ted Another informed voter !
  3. Matt posted on 05/15/2014 03:37 PM
    Anyone talking about Childcare? Anyone talking about the elderly? Anyone talking about the veterans who has fought to keep Canada the country that we are? Are forgetting our folks who got us here and the kids who will be our future? Anyone? Let them not be forgotten.
    1. Ernie posted on 05/15/2014 04:43 PM
      @Matt Do you suppose that not talking about all these things means they are federal issues?
      The last time I checked, Ontario did not have an army.
    2. don was right posted on 05/15/2014 05:41 PM
      @Matt Childcare? What is wrong with taking care of your own child? Why do you want someone else to pay yet another someone else to babysit your kid so you can do what? get a job as a civil servant managing child care for other people using other people's money??
    3. Ernie posted on 05/15/2014 06:29 PM
      @don was right Obviously Matt figures that hes entitled.

      Personally, I want limo service to take me to work so I can surf the web while commuting on the 401

      If the Liberals win I can get a limo - if the NDP win - I get a chev - if the Conservatives win - I am driving myself
  4. Sonny posted on 05/15/2014 04:50 PM
    Ipsos Reid is a right wing polling company for a corporation Bell Media. If the unemployment rate for Ontario is 7.4% and so many are concerned about jobs?
    1. David posted on 05/15/2014 05:12 PM
      @Sonny How is the list of outstanding liberal accomplishments over the past decade coming along Sonny? Still waiting to see it. I'm sure the many undecided voters will vote liberal once they see your list.
  5. Keith M posted on 05/15/2014 05:14 PM
    At least we are talking about policy issues. Beats what has so far transpired in the Toronto mayoral race (aka half the time talking about Ford's behaviour).
  6. Ernie posted on 05/15/2014 09:42 PM
    the liberals have so many successes in the last 10 years. They charges a health care levy on every worker in Ontario to reduce wait times... Not a tax. But it never reduced wait times either.

    they introduced all day kindergarten because experts say that the early start shows significant development improvements at grade 2. But then by grade 4 its all lst because there is no math comprehension.

    they introduced no smoking rules in your own car. That really created alot of jobs didnt it!

    They introduced stunt driving and racing laws, but really it only catches speeders.

    They introduced distracted driving laws that now mean you cant drink water while driving.

    They got rid of coal fire electric plants, but then tried to replace them with CO2 burning natural gas plants...oops well paid for them but didn't really build much!

    They claimed that their green energy policies will create 1 million jobs while raising hydro rates 40%. Did it even create 1,000 jobs. Hardly. By the liberal accounting method, 4 hours of work is defined as a job.

    They complained at how financially ruined the province was when they took over from Ernie Eves, then double the debt!

    Ehealth..nuff said!

    Orng . Too much said.

    OLG... PewK

    And you want to vote them back? are you fucking crazy?
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