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Final Abacus Data Poll: Ontario PCs lead by 13 as they head towards another majority government

By David Coletto Earlier today, we completed our final survey of the 2022 Ontario provincial election. Throughout this campaign, we have been tracking public attitudes and intentions and our latest survey indicates that Doug Ford and the Progressive Conservatives are headed towards an easy victory tomorrow and very likely another majority government. Here’s a quick

Ontario PCs lead by 8: Debate does little as the desire for change drops

By David Coletto With less than two weeks to go before the Ontario election ends, we just completed a survey of 1,500 eligible voters conducted from May 18 to 21, 2022. Here’s a quick summary of the results: PCs lead by 8 over the OLP (PC 36, OLP 28, NDP 24) The Leaders’ Debate lifts

Ontario PCs lead by 7: Ford’s negative rise as leaders are set to debate

By David Coletto As the four main party leaders prepare to debate tonight, we completed our second survey of the Ontario election campaign yesterday interviewing 1,000 eligible voters. Here’s what we found: RACE TIGHTENS: PCs LEAD BY 7 OVER THE LIBERALS. NDP AT 24%. If the election was held today, the PCs would win the

Ontario PCs open up a 9-point lead: Why Doug Ford is well positioned to be re-elected.

By David Coletto As the Ontario provincial election started, we conducted a survey of 1,500 eligible voters in the province from May 5 to 9, 2022. The results indicate that the Ontario PC Party is in a solid position to be re-elected in early June barring any major shifts in public opinion. In this report,

Ontario PCs lead by 4 as Doug Ford’s image and performance rating improves

By David Coletto As we head towards the 2022 Ontario provincial election, our team at Abacus Data will be conducting regular surveys to gauge public opinion and reaction to the campaign. Clients interested in purchasing questions on our Ontario survey should reach out to Yvonne Langen. In our first survey of the Ontario election season,

Doug Ford’s negatives rise 9-points in a week as public responds to new restrictions

Listen to David Coletto’s new podcast inFocus with David Coletto By David Coletto As part of our national survey completed this morning, we asked some questions exclusively of the 1007 respondents living in Ontario. Note, this survey was completed entirely after Premier Ford’s press conference on Friday afternoon. Here’s a quick summary of what we

Ontario PCs and Liberals tied as frustration over vaccine rollout and 3rd wave rises

Listen to David Coletto’s new podcast inFocus with David Coletto By David Coletto As part of our national survey completed on April 14, we asked some questions exclusively of the 817 respondents living in Ontario. Note, this survey was done prior to yesterday’s announcement on new restrictions in the province and serves as a good

A New Year Brings Old Politics to Ontario

By Ihor Korbabicz and David Coletto The new year brings back a more familiar political reality for Doug Ford, with the Premier’s net popularity dropping from its high of +30 in the early days of the pandemic, to a peak of +35 in August, to just +4 today. Just about four in ten Ontarians have

Ontario PCs lead by 7 as budget set to drop

By David Coletto & Ihor Korbabicz As Ontario Finance Minister Rod Phillips prepares to table a budget today, a slim majority of Ontarians continue to approve of the job performance of Doug Ford’s government. Unchanged from our polling in mid-October, 52% of Ontarians approve of the job the provincial government led by Doug Ford is doing

Ontario PCs lead by 7 even as Ford Government approval drops 8 points

By David Coletto & Ihor Korbabicz As parts of Ontario re-enter a modified version of Phase 2 of COVID-19 protocols and restrictions, most Ontarians continue to approve of the job the Ford government is doing overall, although down from a high in May. According to our new survey of 1,000 Ontario residents, 52% approve of the

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