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. 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??
  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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