Only quarter of Torontonians think Wynne should win: Poll
Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne walks down the hall from her office to the Ontario Liberal Caucus meeting at Queen's Park in Toronto on August 17, 2017. (Stan Behal/Toronto Sun)
Yet another political poll finds Kathleen Wynne won’t be winning a popularity contest in Toronto any time soon.
And she and the Liberals certainly won’t be winning any elections, according to a Newstalk 1010 poll by DART Insight and Communications.
Only 25% of Toronto residents think Wynne and the Liberals deserve another term in office, while 75% of those polled think it’s time for a change in Ontario.
Those in the 25% that still believe in Wynne tend to hail from the downtown and North York areas of the city, according to the poll of 814 respondents.
Given that Toronto is traditionally a Liberal stronghold, the fact that only 11% of those polled would definitely vote for Wynne and the Liberals in next year’s provincial election is an eye-opener.
And a whopping 44% say they will absolutely not be voting for Wynne and the Liberals in next June’s election.
However, the lousy 11% support figure must be taken with a grain of salt, because many in Ontario reserve the right to change their minds up until the election happens.
Nearly half of those polled, 45%, said they are still open to voting for Wynne and the Liberal Party, depending upon what the campaign brings.
That perhaps reflects a certain lack of confidence in Patrick Brown’s Conservatives; although Andrea Horwath, leader of the Ontario NDP party, is more popular than Brown or Wynne (according to recent polls).
That 45% still open to voting Liberal — depending upon what the election campaign brings — are mostly younger (49%) and middle-aged women (47%), mostly university educated (49%) and are regular transit users (52%)
The DART Insight poll was conducted Sept. 16-19 and is considered accurate within 3.9%, 19 times out of 20.