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Brown Leads on
Economy, Education, and Infrastructure
Horwath leads on the Environment
Toronto, June 19th
– In a random sampling of public opinion taken by The Forum Poll™ among
1003 Ontario voters, Patrick Brown is generally seen as the strongest on most
issues, with Andrea Horwath or leading or tied in half the areas; Kathleen
Wynne is not seen to be the best in any area.
Brown leads on the
economy, building infrastructure, and education, and is statistically tied with
Horwath on trust and healthcare.
In addition to being
tied with Brown on trust and healthcare, Horwath also leads on environment.
strongest result is in education, but she is still behind the other two leaders
in this category.
Brown way ahead on economy
The plurality, more
than 4-in-10 (42%) see Patrick Brown as the leader best for Ontario`s economy.
Only (17%) see Andrea Horwath as the best economic steward, while even fewer
(13%) see Kathleen Wynne in that way. More than a quarter (28%) say they do not
Horwath and Brown statistically tied on
Andrea Horwath (30%) holds a slim lead over
Patrick Brown (28%) on healthcare, but the lead is within the margin of error
and therefore represents a statistical tie. Just more than 1 in 10 (13%) see
Kathleen Wynne as best for Ontario`s healthcare system.
Tied with Horwath, and statistically tied
with Brown, almost a third (30%) say they do not know which leader would be
best on healthcare.
Horwath ahead on the environment
Andrea Horwath (30%) holds a lead over
Patrick Brown (25%) on the environment. Kathleen Wynne (12%) is not seen as
strong on the environment.
The plurality (33%) though, isn`t sure which
leader is best for the environment.
Brown leads on education
Patrick Brown (32%), amongst the three
leaders, is clearly seen as the frontrunner on education. Horwath (22%) and
Wynne (18%) are both well back, but Wynne`s numbers in education are her best
of the policy areas surveyed.
Almost a third (29%) do not know who would be
best for education.
Brown best on building infrastructure
Patrick Brown (37%) has a strong lead over
his two main rivals on infrastructure, with Andrea Horwath (16%) and Kathleen
Wynne (15%) well behind the leading Brown.
A third (33%) do not know which leader would
be best on infrastructure.
Few trust Wynne
Patrick Brown (30%) and Andrea Horwath (29%)
are statistically tied on most trusted leader. Kathleen Wynne (10%) performs
worse on trust than any other category.
“Patrick Brown is seen as the strongest leader
on a number of issues, with Andrea Horwath competitive in some categories as
well. Kathleen Wynne is far behind in every category, particularly trust. The
one bright spot for Wynne and Horwath is that a considerable proportion of
voters have not yet made up their minds on who`s best in each area and so potentially
there`s room to grow,” said Dr. Lorne Bozinoff, President of Forum Research.
Ph.D. is the president and founder of Forum Research. He can be reached at
email@example.com or at (416) 960-9603.