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Most people talking PC's on Twitter

But a new analysis by Ipsos-Reid says most of that talk is negative...

As the old saying goes, any publicity is good publicity.

And it would seem the Provincial PC's are getting lots of it on Twitter.

An analysis done by Ipsos-Reid for CP24 and CTV, but shown exclusively to Newstalk1010, says the Tories still lead the race of overall mentions on the social media with 44%. The Liberals are up a little to 34% of the mentions and the NDP are third with 22%. But that's up from 12% the week before.

But if you take a look at what's being said in those tweets, it paints a different pictures. 62% of the posts mentioning the PC's are negative, with people mostly blasting the Hudak Tories for their plan to slash 100 thousand public sector jobs. For the Liberals the mentions have been pretty neutral, while for the NDP, it's a split right down the middle between positive and negative.

Most of the negative attention surrounding the Liberals comes from talk of the scandals, and the negativity around the NDP is mostly from people who suggest their plan is too similar to that of the Liberals.

As a platform, Twitter seems to be pretty important to keep Ontarians engaged in the election, with the analysis showing 4 in 10 people are going online to talk policy and politics.

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  1. Alex posted on 05/27/2014 06:29 PM
    #BecauseIAmARacist #ISupportNDP #ChowMoreYears #SalaryEqualsSlavery
  2. frankie posted on 05/28/2014 04:40 AM
    Liberal media campaigns are designed to create such an impression.

    It costs every Ontarian $2,000 a year for the targeted 100,000 surplus workers we pay on top of the addition 1.23M other gov. workers here. With only 6.8M private sector workers and only 12M people,

    Ontario should not have more than about 800,000 gov. workers at all levels of gov. We could save a small fortune and implement any policy we wished with those savings, including putting several thousand dollars back into the hands of every family.

    Clearly Wynne is ok with wasting out money on surplus workers about to retire.
  3. john posted on 05/28/2014 11:32 AM
    man the liberals are at it again . thay got that bullshit working family s thing . now this bullshit . that are really trying desperatey to win this one . i hope for god sake thay dont . or we will be going to get a membership to the chapter 11 club move over Detroit .
    1. john's uncle posted on 05/28/2014 12:33 PM
      @john English please.
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