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POLL: NDP gaining a little more support

The Tories slip in numbers, while the Liberals hold steady. Still most people want change when it comes to their government...

The numbers in the most recent provincial poll look better for the NDP, and a little worse for the PC's.

On the day that Andrea Horwath laid out her plan heading into the June 12th vote, a new Ipsos-Reid poll for CTV and CP24, but shown exclusively to Newstalk1010, shows the NDP are up 4 points and now sit with 28% support.

That being said, they still trail the PC's who have 35% and the Liberals who are staying steady with 31%.

Tim Hudak's Tories were down 4% from the last poll last week.

That is among decided voters but the numbers change when you ask the people who actually plan on going to the polls and cast their ballot.

When you look at those numbers, the PC's are ahead with 41% support while the Liberals (30%) and NDP (26%) lag behind.

But John Wright from Ipsos-Reid says there has been a common theme in this campaign: people want change.

"It's the highest level for change that we've seen in the last 25 years in any jurisdiction." said Wright.

A little more than 70% of people asked in this province aren't happy with the job the Liberals have done, and are looking for another party to take over the reigns.

There's also the question of who you think would make the best premier?

Wright put it quite simply.

"The Tories are more popular than their leader Tim Hudak, while NDP leader Andrea Horwath is more popular than her party."

38% of people asked think Howarth would make the best premier, while 32% stick with Kathleen Wynne and only 30% back Tim Hudak.

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  1. Dean posted on 05/22/2014 06:17 PM
    It's a very simple choice: You have two parties with slightly different plans on how to increase our debt, drive away jobs, and send this province into financial ruin. You have various fringe parties which have never held a seat.

    And then you have the only party in the race with a plan to fix eleven years of scandal and mismanagement and waste, to get more of our citizens off welfare and into honest jobs, and to bring real change to Ontario.

    The choice is clear: Hudak for Premier.
    1. Alex posted on 05/22/2014 06:33 PM
      @Dean The choice is very clear....anyone but Mr. Walmart, Tim Hudak.
    2. Fact Provider posted on 05/22/2014 06:35 PM
      @Dean Actually Dean, what is getting clearer by the minute is that the inevitable PC downward slide is starting to happen (early).

      Ipsos-Reid ALWAYS skews numbers towards the PC's, but despite their best efforts, even they admit to a 4 point drop in just 1 week.

      Wait for the next FOCUS Research poll. It always does a better job than Ipsos-Reid in predicting outcomes.

      My guess is that FOCUS will show something in the neighbourhood of:
      PC's - 31-32%
      NDP - 25-26%
      Libs - 34-35%
      at the half way mark of the campaign.

      That leaves lots of time for Hudak to mess up at least another half dozen times and, once again, snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.

      People see that Hudak is incompetent and very likely dangerous as well.
    3. Dean posted on 05/22/2014 06:40 PM
      @Fact Provider I see you quoting a lot of numbers, but none of them are relevant. Another thing I don't see is any defense of the past eleven years of Liberal misery, or of the NDP plan to make our province even MORE hostile to the businesses that create jobs.

      (I also see Alex's usual nonsense, but that's just background noise at this point.)

      The choice is still clear: Hudak for premier.
    4. Fact Provider posted on 05/22/2014 06:51 PM
      @Fact Provider Where the hell did I come up with "FOCUS" Research?
      That should read "FORUM Research".

      oops ... my bad.

      But the numbers will very likely bear me out even if I get the name of the polling group wrong.
    5. Alex posted on 05/22/2014 06:51 PM
      @Dean Tim Hudak wants to Walmartize Ontario with business taking the greater share of wealth for the few at the top.
      After all its the Walmart way.
      What Ted learned at Walmart is what Tim wants for Ontario.
    6. Fact Provider posted on 05/22/2014 06:55 PM
      @Dean I'm not posting a defence of the Libs - just pointing out the inevitability of incompetent Hudak losing another one - thus keeping his record intact.

      Odds are that Tea Party Tim will be knocking on WalMart's door to get his stock boy job back after June 12th.
  2. Alex posted on 05/22/2014 06:31 PM
    There are no really good choices however Tim Hudak has lost this election by showing support for American Republican style politics complete with 'Right to Work (for less)" policies.Bottom line is Tim Hudak and his conservative party represents the rich and not the common working families.
    But what more could one expect from a former Walmart manager, Tim Hudak?
    1. Leon posted on 05/22/2014 06:41 PM
      @Alex I know, right? How DARE he propose creating jobs and letting people keep more of their hard-earned pay! Everyone knows the way forward is to punish people who have jobs to reward people on welfare.
    2. Alex posted on 05/22/2014 06:57 PM
      @Leon It is so exciting isn't it?
      A million part time or temporary contract jobs providing the lowest wages to families so the rich can become richer, all promised by former Walmart manager Tim Hudak!

      It worked for Walmart.
      Why not for Ontario.
    3. The Guy posted on 05/23/2014 12:07 PM
      @Alex How is having a million people unemployed better than having them doing contract and part time work? That's what we've got with the Liberals in control, propped up by the NDP.
    4. Dean posted on 05/23/2014 12:18 PM
      @The Guy Just ignore Alex, it'll be better for your blood pressure in the long run. He's one of those union guys who just can't understand that when Wynne or Horwath make it impossible for businesses to make a profit here, there will be no private sector taxpayers for him to leech his public sector paycheck out of.

      But apparently screaming about Wal-Mart nullifies all that and allows taxes to magically be collected from people who have no income to tax.
  3. Alex posted on 05/22/2014 07:02 PM
    Can this be re-arranged for the Ontario Walmart style cheer after Tim Hudak destroys this provinces and its hard working families?
    Joey's walmart cheer
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Njp7ZPeUy2w
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