Jan 20, 2022
By Jane Brown
There are conflicting results this week as to how Ontario voters will cast their ballots in the upcoming provincial election.
In the latest poll, by Angus Reid, the Andrea Horwath New Democrats are leading the pack with 36 percent support, followed by the Doug Ford Progressive Conservatives at 33 percent, with the Steven Del Duca Liberals way back at 19 percent support.
At the same time, a new Abacus phone poll shows Doug Ford’s Progressive Conservatives appear to have at least a 9-point lead over the Steven Del Duca Liberals and Andrea Horvath New Democrats, four and a half months before the provincial election.
The Abacus survey finds 37 per cent would vote to re-elect the Tories, 28 per cent would vote for the Liberals and the NDP is close behind with 25 percent support.
This poll was taken between January 7th and January 12th and comes only days after an Angus Reid survey that found only 29 percent of Ontarians approve of the job Doug Ford is doing as Premier, which is his lowest approval rating to date.
Conservative strategist John Capobianco told Zoomer Radio’s Fight Back with Libby Znaimer, it’s important to note the latest approval rating comes during another lockdown.
“People will judge him based on how they feel at the time of the pandemic and if we’re seeing three or four months hence that things are looking better, that we’ve got a bit of control on this Omicron variant and things are opened up, I think he’ll be judged then as opposed to how he’s being judged today,” Capobianco explained.
Listen for the entire conversation with the Strategy Panel on Zoomer Radio’s Fight Back with Libby Znaimer by clicking here.
The fixed election in Ontario is June 2nd.