Ipsos Reid has released a new survey following Tuesday evening's Ontario leaders' debate.
According to the results, PC leader Tim Hudak came out on top among 36 percent of those surveyed. Liberal leader Kathleen Wynne had 27 percent say she won the debate, while NDP leader Andrea Horwath followed right behind with 26 percent.
Nearly three in ten (26%) viewers say that Tim Hudak had a knock-out punch during the debate, compared with significantly fewer who believe the knock-out punch belonged to Horwath (15%) or Wynne (12%). Nearly half (47%) of viewers, though, believe that no knock-out punch was delivered by any of the party leaders.
36 percent of those surveyed believe Tim Hudak offered the best ideas and policies in the debate, while Horwath followed with 31 percent, then Wynne with 28 percent.
When it came to who "acted and sounded most like a Premier", Tim Hudak and Kathleen Wynne were tied with 37 percent. Andrea Horwath got 22 percent.
It was Andrea Horwath who made the biggest impression on viewers as 54% say they have an improved impression of her as a result of the debate. Horwath also came across as "most likeable" with 43 percent agreeing with that statement. Wynne and Hudak were far behind with 26 and 25 percent respectively.
As for who is the most "visually attractive" leader, 57% say that was Andrea Horwath, then Tim Hudak with 17%, followed by Kathleen Wynne with 12%.
The poll was conducted for Newstalk 1010 partners CTV and CP24 on June 3rd among 1,765 Ontarians.