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POLL: Tory jobs plan isn't resonating
61 per cent of Ontarians oppose PC plan to slash the civil service by 100,000 employees
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The Tories "Million Jobs Plan" is not resonating amongst voters - specifically the part about cutting 100,000 public sector jobs.

That's according to the latest Ipsos Reid poll for Newstalk 1010's Bell Media partners CTV and CP 24.

The survey shows only one in three people believe the Progressive Conservatives plan to create one million jobs is credible, the rest don't. A whopping 61 per cent of Ontarians oppose his plan to slash the civil service by 100,000 employees, with 39 per cent supporting the plan to bring government employment levels back to 2009 levels.

If you break that down even further, 80 per cent of PC voters support the job cuts but only 18 per cent of Liberals and 20 per cent of NDP supporters do.

As for what area of the province is most against the cuts, 70 per cent of those in the North do. In Toronto, 46 per cent of voters are against the idea. In the 905, 55 per cent are.

Senior VP of Ipsos Reid John Wright  says it's in the Premier's best interests to go after her opponents hard, noting she should keep up the pressure on Hudak but also make sure the Liberals don't bleed support to the NDP.

The poll also shows the Tories don't have an advantage when it comes to economic credibility. Of those polled on which party has the best economic platform, 29 per cent of Ontarians believe its the PCs, 28 per cent say the Liberals, and 26 per cent give a nod to the NDP.

Wright says despite the opposition to his Jobs policy Hudak may still become premier yet: 72 per cent of those polled believe it is time for a new government to take over at Queen's Park

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The Tories "Million Jobs Plan" is not resonating amongst voters - specifically the part about cutting 100,000 public sector jobs.

That's according to the latest Ipsos Reid poll for Newstalk 1010's Bell Media partners CTV and CP 24.

The survey shows only one in three people believe the Progressive Conservatives plan to create one million jobs is credible, the rest don't. A whopping 61 per cent of Ontarians oppose his plan to slash the civil service by 100,000 employees, with 39 per cent supporting the plan to bring government employment levels back to 2009 levels.

If you break that down even further, 80 per cent of PC voters support the job cuts but only 18 per cent of Liberals and 20 per cent of NDP supporters do.

As for what area of the province is most against the cuts, 70 per cent of those in the North do. In Toronto, 46 per cent of voters are against the idea. In the 905, 55 per cent are.

Senior VP of Ipsos Reid John Wright  says it's in the Premier's best interests to go after her opponents hard, noting she should keep up the pressure on Hudak but also make sure the Liberals don't bleed support to the NDP.

The poll also shows the Tories don't have an advantage when it comes to economic credibility. Of those polled on which party has the best economic platform, 29 per cent of Ontarians believe its the PCs, 28 per cent say the Liberals, and 26 per cent give a nod to the NDP.

Wright says despite the opposition to his Jobs policy Hudak may still become premier yet: 72 per cent of those polled believe it is time for a new government to take over at Queen's Park

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