A Premier Ford Reset? Public yet to clue in as negatives hold steady

By Ihor Korbabicz The media has picked up on efforts to present a kinder, refreshed, genteel Doug Ford, but the public has yet to notice. Impressions of the Ontario Premier have been relatively stable since April 2019 when his negatives first reached the ~60% disapproval threshold and ~20% positive, a dynamic that has not shifted

Beyond the LCBO? Broad support for Liberalizing Alcohol Sales in Ontario

By David Coletto At the start of 2019, we explored public attitudes toward liberalizing alcohol sales in Ontario. The provincial government expanded store hours in December and has started a consultation to look at other ways of changing the way alcohol is sold in the province. Note, this survey was not commissioned or paid for

Ontario PCs lead amidst slight Liberal recovery and NDP slide

By Ihor Korbabicz Premier Ford was swept into power by an intense desire for change incubated over a long stretch of provincial Liberal governments and under a historically disliked premier. In Abacus Data’s first poll months since the Ontario PC win, we find that while most Ontarians still have negative views of the premier, few

David Coletto on CFRA Radio’s the Lunch Bunch

On Monday May 5, Abacus CEO David Coletto joined Rick Gibbons and Graham Richardson on 580 CFRA’s The Lunch Bunch to chat about the Ontario election. You can list here: http://proxy.autopod.ca/podcasts/chum/38/21974/LB.14.05.05.mp3

Sun News: No Bounce for the Liberals with Wynne’s Win

David joined AM Agenda on Sun News to discuss Abacus’ latest Ontario survey.

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