Understanding of Gas Plants Trial Evenly Split
Toronto, October 26th
– In a random sampling of public opinion taken by The Forum Poll™ among 946 Ontario
voters, more than half (BTM2 51%) say, if asked why the trial was happening,
that they wouldn’t be confident in their ability to answer the question, with
almost three in ten (28%) saying that they would be not at all confident in
The other half,
(TOP2: 49%) say they are confident in their ability to answer, with just under
a quarter (23%) saying they would be completely confident in their ability to
explain the substance of the trial.
likely to say they are not confident in their ability to answer (BTM2) include
those aged 34 and younger (61%), females (62%), the least wealthy (66%) and
those earning $20,000-$40,000 (63%), the least educated (64%), living in the
Northeast (65%), and supporting the Liberals (64%).
likely to say they are confident (TOP2) in their ability to answer include
those aged 55-64 (66%), males (59%), the most wealthy (60%), with a
post-graduate degree (59%), living in Toronto (56%), and supporting the PCs
“The public’s understanding of the gas plants
trial is evenly divided,” said
Dr. Lorne Bozinoff, President of Forum Research. “Interest is clearly
divided along partisan lines, with Progressive Conservative Supporters saying
they are particularly well-informed, and Liberals saying the opposite.”
Ph.D. is the president and founder of Forum Research. He can be reached at
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