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Almost 7 in 10
Support the End of the College Strike
Almost half strongly approve
Just under 1 in 10
(8%) says they neither approve nor disapprove, while few (5%) say they do not
know.Toronto, December 1st – In a random
sampling of public opinion taken by The Forum Poll™ among 861 Ontario voters, almost
7 in 10 (TOP2: 68%) say they approve of Queen's Park forcing striking college
staff back to work, with almost half (47%) saying that they strongly approve.
Just under one-fifth (BTM2: 19%) say they disapprove, but just over 1 in 10
(12%) say they strongly disapprove.
likely to say they approve of forcing staff back to work include those aged 65+
(80%), earning $80-$100,000 (84%), the least educated (71%) or with a
college/university degree (74%), living in Eastern (73%) or North-Eastern (73%
n=70%) Ontario, or the 905 (74%), and supporting the PCs
(79%) or Liberals (78%).
Respondents most likely
to say they disapprove of forcing staff back to work include those aged 34 and
younger (22%) or 35-44 (24%), with a post-graduate degree (30%), living in
Toronto (24%), and supporting the NDP (35%) or Green (35%)
“Ontarians overwhelmingly support the decision of Queen's
Park decision to force striking college workers back to school," said
Dr. Lorne Bozinoff, President of Forum Research. “There is clearly a strong
ideological divide, with respondents that identify as Progressive Conservative
or Liberal voters most likely to approve of the action, with NDP and Green
Party supporters most likely to disapprove of it. It's worth noting, however,
that more NDP Green Party supporters approve of forcing striking college
workers back to work than don't."
Lorne Bozinoff, Ph.D.
is the president and founder of Forum Research. He can be reached at
firstname.lastname@example.org or at (416) 960-9603.