Ford Favourability Falls Behind Wynne’s Final Days

Poll Suggests Liberals, Without Full Time Leader, Would Win An Ontario Election Today

Doug Ford has slipped to third in favourability, behind the second place NDP, and a Liberal Party without a full time leader.

The numbers come via Mainstreet Research, who asked around Ontario, claiming nearly 40 per cent of the province would vote Liberal if an election were held today; 24% of the vote would go to the NDP, and 22% to Doug Ford’s PC party.

“We have never seen an incumbent premier reach these depths in popular opinion with barely a year into his mandate.”

Quito Maggi, President and CEO, Mainstreet Research

Mainstreet says Ford’s favourability has fallen below that of Kathleen Wynne in her waning days as Premier.

“More and more Ontarians are turning away from Doug Ford as his support is collapsing,” said Quito Maggi, President and CEO of Mainstreet Research. “We have never seen an incumbent premier reach these depths in popular opinion with barely a year into his mandate.”

Premier Ford has a net favourability rating of -53.5%, according to this poll. By comparison, Wynne’s net favourability rating stood at -35.3% on April 30th of last year. NDP leader Andrea Horwath’s net rating is +20.3%, interim Liberal leader John Fraser’s net rating is +7.4%, while Green Party leader Mike Schreiner has a net rating of +11.4%.

The poll surveyed 996 Ontarians between May 21st to 22nd, 2019. The poll has a margin of error of +/- 3.1% and is accurate 19 times out of 20.