In Toronto, Liberals
and Progressive Conservatives Tied
It’s Competitive despite historically low approval rating for
Toronto, February 10th
– In a random sampling of public opinion taken by The Forum Poll™ among
1,090 Toronto voters, support amongst decided and leaning city of Toronto
voters is statistically tied between the Progressive Conservatives (35%) and
the Liberals (34%). The NDP would receive (22%), Green (7%), with (2%) to other parties.
PCs lead, but not by much
If Patrick Brown’s
Progressive Conservatives hope to form government in 2018 they must make seat
gains in what has been, since 2003, the Liberal Fortress of Toronto. While
Brown’s PCs currently lead amongst voters (35%), their lead is not strong (1%).
Support for the PCs is most common amongst those aged 45-54 (41%), 55-64 (43%),
and those 65 and above (40%). They also have strong support amongst high
income-earners with (43%) amongst $60,000-$80,000, (36%) amongst
$80,000-$100,000, and (42%) amongst those earning $100,000-$250,000, as well as
those who have completed college or university (38%).
Liberals not out of it
Liberals are competitive in Toronto, despite a historically low level of
approval for the premier (Nov 23rd: 13%), which shows how strong the
Liberal brand is in the city.
Support for the
Liberals amongst voters is common amongst those aged 18-34 (34%), those earning
less than $20,000 (48%), and those earning between $20,000 and $40,000 (41%). They
are also well supported by those with a post-graduate degree (40%), and those
who primarily take transit to work (39%).
Conservatives in the city should hope to compare more favourably against the Liberals than
a statistical tie, given Kathleen Wynne’s historically low approval, and how
many provincial seats are at stake in Toronto,” said Forum Research President, Dr. Lorne Bozinoff
Ph.D. is the president and founder of Forum Research. He can be reached at
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