As Ontario’s election date nears, it seems that current Premier and Liberal Leader Kathleen Wynne is the least favoured candidate.
According to a recent Ipsos Poll, Ontarians believe that NDP Leader Andrea Horwath (38%) or PC Leader Doug Ford (37%) would make the best Premier of Ontario. Only 19% think the same of Wynne.
Interestingly, Ontario voters polled were not impressed with the three candidates.
Three out of four, or 74%, say that they wish there were different party leaders to choose from in this election. The poll states that sentiment was echoed by a majority of voters of every party, including 74% of NDP voters, 74% of Liberal voters, and 68% of Conservative voters.
Of those surveyed, Horwath was voted as most favourable, with four in ten (40%) Ontarians saying they have a favourable impression of Horwath, while one in three (33%) say the same about Ford. As for Wynne, only two in ten (20%) Ontarians say they have a favourable impression of the current Premier.
Ipsos found that Ontarians are generally frustrated with the current political climate and want change.
“Two in three (64%) say that for them, this election is about making sure the Wynne Liberals are not reelected, highlighting the fact that, above all, this is a ‘change’ election,” says the poll results. “By comparison, only half (50%) believe that this election is about keeping Doug Ford and the PCs out of office.”
Ontario’s election is on June 7.
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