Fall from grace?

Poll suggests Premier losing points with Ontarians

Some of the lustre appears to have faded from Doug Ford’s premiership.
A Maintreet Research poll has found 51 percent of Ontarians have an unfavourable opinion of Ford.

“It is surprising to see Doug Ford’s favourability numbers being this low this early in his mandate. “This is not good news for the Premier and if these numbers keep trending downwards, Ford’s favourability will match that of Kathleen Wynne’s at the end of her mandate.”
– Quito Maggi, President and CEO of Mainstreet Research

And while the NDP’s Andrea Horwath showed best among all party leaders in the poll, Mainstreet says it’s clear from its findings that Ontarians are not happy with any of the current options for Premier.

The poll also asked Ontarians who they would vote for if an election were held today. Among decided and leaning voters, the PCs led by Doug Ford have 41.4% (-0.8% from November), while the NDP led by Andrea Horwath come in with 27% (-0.5%). The Liberals with John Fraser at the helm have 22.6% (+1.3%), while Mike Schreiner and the Greens have 7% (+0.6%).