The Tories may be getting the most Twitter traction in week two of the provincial election campaign but the majority of it is negative.
That's from an Ipsos Reid survey done for Newstalk 1010's sister stations CTV and CP24.
The numbers show that the Progressive Conservatives jumped in Twitter-interest from 38 per cent of election-related mentions in the first week to 62 per cent. Fewer people are talking about the Liberals, with their interest dipping from 39 per cent to 25 per cent. The New Democrats numbers were nearly slashed in half going from 23 per cent of mentions to 12 per cent.
And while the Tories are the most talked about, it's not necessarily for the right reason, with 6 in 10 of their mentions being negative. The Liberals part of the debate was 35 per cent negative. The NDP are the only party that received more positive mentions at 31 per cent than negative at 28 per cent.
President of Ipsos Reid Public Affairs Mike Colledge says most Twitter users are younger and left-leaning, which can explain the high negativity towards the Tories. He says the 15 per cent of those in the debate who are offering new ideas will likely be the ones who get out there and vote.