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Canada NDP ‘gaining momentum,’ surging ahead of Tories in latest poll

15:06  25 may  2018
15:06  25 may  2018 Source:   thestar.com

Both working-class and ‘elite’ voters favour Doug Ford in Ontario election, poll shows

  Both working-class and ‘elite’ voters favour Doug Ford in Ontario election, poll shows Both working-class and ‘elite’ voters favour Doug Ford in Ontario election, poll showsBoth working-class and so-called “elite” voters favour Ford’s Progressive Conservatives over Kathleen Wynne’s Liberals and Andrea Horwath’s NDP, according to the poll by New Square, a non-profit initiative focused on probing the views of Ontario’s working class and how they differ from elites.

The second poll , conducted with Ipsos according to this Global News article, conducted between May 18 to May 21 surveying 1,000 voters showed a similar result, but this time with the NDP ahead by one point at 37 per cent and the PCs at 36 per cent. But they also showed that the Tories had dropped

The second poll , conducted with Ipsos according to this Global News article, conducted between May 18 to May 21 surveying 1,000 voters showed a similar result, but this time with the NDP ahead by one point at 37 per cent and the PCs at 36 per cent. But they also showed that the Tories had dropped


The New Democrats are surging ahead in the June 7 provincial election, a new poll suggests.

A Forum Research survey found Andrea Horwath’s NDP at 47 per cent compared to 33 per cent for the Progressive Conservatives led by Doug Ford.

Liberal Leader Kathleen Wynne’s party, which has been in power since 2003, were at 14 per cent while the Greens led by Mike Schreiner were at 4 per cent.

“We’ve seen the NDP gaining momentum since our poll on the first day of the campaign,” Forum president Lorne Bozinoff said Thursday.

“But their momentum has now propelled them into a position to secure a majority government, sapping support from both the Liberals and the Conservatives,” said Bozinoff, noting Ford “is having a terrible campaign.”

Horwath and Wynne trade shots over labour policy

  Horwath and Wynne trade shots over labour policy Liberal Leader Kathleen Wynne is putting the spotlight on NDP rival Andrea Horwath for vowing never to use back-to-work legislation if the surging New Democrats are elected June 7.“Their plan is not workable and people need to examine that,” Wynne said Wednesday in Toronto before flying north to shore up Liberal ridings in Sudbury and Thunder Bay with two weeks until voting day.Wynne’s government was widely criticized for waiting too long before ordering striking community college staff back to work last fall when the term was in jeopardy for students.

EKOS president Frank Graves has suggested the results should put to rest any doubts about NDP momentum since a poll from his firm last week first pointed to a three-way tie. And in Quebec, the NDP is ahead at 29 per cent, followed by the Liberals at 26 per cent and Tories at 17 per cent.

The Ontario election race is heating up as a new poll shows the New Democrats gaining momentum and “This has been happening for the last few weeks; the last poll showed NDP picking up and it continues to surge Russian agency offers fake TripAdvisor restaurant reviews ahead of World Cup.

Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath makes her way towards her campaign bus after making an announcement on health care during a campaign stop in Toronto on May 24, 2018. A Forum Research poll shows Horwath’s party could have a majority in the legislature.© Chris Young Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath makes her way towards her campaign bus after making an announcement on health care during a campaign stop in Toronto on May 24, 2018. A Forum Research poll shows Horwath’s party could have a majority in the legislature.

“He’s had a fumble every day,” he said, referring to the Tory leader’s problems with candidate nominations.

“But there’s still two weeks to go so things can change.”

Using interactive voice response calls, Forum contacted 906 people across Ontario on Wednesday with the results considered accurate to within three percentage points, 19 times out of 20.

In the company’s previous poll, released May 9, the Tories led with 40 per cent, followed by the NDP at 33 per cent, the Liberals at 22 per cent, and the Greens at 4 per cent.

An elephant never forgets — and neither does a political war room

  An elephant never forgets — and neither does a political war room A regular collection of tales from the campaign trail.When Progressive Conservative candidate Lisa MacLeod told reporters in Toronto on Tuesday that she “wasn’t a supporter of the previous regime,” she was taking a swipe at former PC leader Patrick Brown.That prompted the Liberals to fire off a news release crowing that it “looks like Lisa has a short memory.”“You know who has a really good memory? Elephants.”Accompanying the release was a photo of MacLeod astride an elephant beside, you guessed it, Brown during a Tory trip to India in 2016.The photo was published in the Star on Jan. 8 that year.

The Ontario election race is heating up as a new poll shows the New Democrats gaining momentum and “This has been happening for the last few weeks; the last poll showed NDP picking up and it continues to surge Russian agency offers fake TripAdvisor restaurant reviews ahead of World Cup.

The Ontario election race is heating up as a new poll shows the New Democrats gaining momentum and “This has been happening for the last few weeks; the last poll showed NDP picking up and it continues to surge Russian agency offers fake TripAdvisor restaurant reviews ahead of World Cup.

While not commenting specifically on the latest survey, Horwath said Thursday that she and her team can feel the momentum.

“We have people really coming in droves to our candidates’ campaign offices. It’s one of the things that’s been creating so much energy around our campaign. …they’ve had more volunteers than they’ve had in memorable history,” she said in Liberal-held Regent Park.

“They’re getting all kinds of donations, the signs are flying out the doors to be put on people’s lawns. We’re pretty excited about the grassroots capacity that’s growing and that continues to grow.”

Later, in Tory-held Whitby, Horwath said “there’s a sense of energy and excitement people are feeling.”

The NDP leader suggested that in contrast to Ford, she is offering a positive alternative to Wynne’s Liberals.

“Giving people something to vote for instead of just something to vote against,” she said.

NDP, Tories tied at 37 per cent: new poll

  NDP, Tories tied at 37 per cent: new poll NDP, Tories tied at 37 per cent: new pollAccording to the Leger poll being released Thursday, the struggling Liberals trail with 21 per cent support.

The Ontario election race is heating up as a new poll shows the New Democrats gaining momentum and “This has been happening for the last few weeks; the last poll showed NDP picking up and it continues to surge Russian agency offers fake TripAdvisor restaurant reviews ahead of World Cup.

Liberals in first, NDP pull ahead of Conservatives in polls 5:31. Months of pointed questions on the Senate scandal is paying off for NDP Leader Tom Mulcair by bolstering party support and striking a blow to the Conservative brand, according to the latest Nanos Party Power Index.

In terms of personal approval, Horwath was at 43 per cent approval, 26 per cent disapproval, and 31 per cent didn’t know.

Ford was at 32 per cent approval, 51 per cent disapproval, and 17 per cent didn’t know.

Wynne was at 19 per cent approval, 69 per cent disapproval, and 11 per cent didn’t know.

Other publicly available polls are showing a similar NDP surge. Earlier this week, a Pollara survey of 870 people found the New Democrats at 38 per cent, the Tories at 37 per cent, the Liberals at 18 per cent, and the Greens at 5 per cent.

This story has been corrected to clarify Wynne’s disapproval rate.

Wynne to acknowledge election is lost, urge voters to ensure NDP or PC minority .
Kathleen Wynne is expected on Saturday to acknowledge that she will no longer be premier after the June 7 election and encourage voters to elect Liberal candidates to prevent the NDP or PCs from securing a majority, CBC News has learned.   The Liberal leader has, until today, been defiant in the face of daunting poll numbers that suggest the Grits could lose official party status after the vote. In Ontario, parties need at least eight seats in the Legislature to be formally recognized.

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