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Doug Ford's PCs projected to win majority in recent poll

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DH Toronto Staff May 31, 2018 8:39 am 580

With a week left until Ontario’s provincial election, the latest poll shows Doug Ford and the PC Party back in the lead.

It’s been a wild ride on the campaign trail over the past few days.

A week ago, a poll showed NDP could capture majority in the upcoming election. Then just two days ago, the Ontario NDP and PCs were virtually tied in leadership race.

Today, it looks like Ford is back in the lead.

According to The Forum Poll, among 2602 Ontario voters, 39% say they support the Progressive Conservatives. A third (35%) say they are supporting the NDP, while one-fifth (19%) say they are supporting the Ontario Liberal Party. Few support either the Green Party (5%) or another party (2%).

“As we enter the final days of the campaign, it looks like things are just getting started,” said Dr. Lorne Bozinoff, President of Forum Research.

The Forum Poll

“The NDP had the momentum but seem to have stalled in the aftermath of a strong performance by Kathleen Wynne in the debate. The PC numbers under Ford have rebounded and they now have him poised for the Premier’s chair,” said Bozinoff.

Based on the latest results, Forum Poll projects the PCs to win a majority with 77 seats. Meanwhile, the Andrea Horwath’s NDP would serve as official opposition with 41 seats, and the Liberals with Wynne would win 6 seats.

Of those polled, a third (30%) say Horwath would make the best Premier, but she was virtually tied with Ford, as 29% said the same of the PC leader. Wynne is seen as best premier by just one-sixth (16%).

Seven days before voters head to the poll, Ford has yet to release an official platform for his party. Despite this, his popularity remains strong among voters recently polled.

“The only thing that’s certain is that the future of Ontario will be decided in the next seven days,” said Bozinoff.

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