Wynne hits new ratings low, poll finds
It’s tough to find a politician more unpopular than Kathleen Wynne.
Maybe here in Ontario, but not in his own backyard.
Like Trump, the Democratic contender for the U.S. presidency is one of the least popular candidates for the job in decades.
But she’s still a rock star compared to Ontario’s premier.
Wynne’s personal popularity has hit an all-time low, according to a new Forum Research poll obtained exclusively by the Toronto Sun.
Her approval rating, once as high as 40%, now sits at 18%. It’s the lowest Forum has ever measured for an Ontario Liberal premier since it began polling in 2001.
In fact, if a provincial election was held tomorrow, Patrick Brown’s Progressive Conservative Party would capture a minority government, according to a the survey.
“There is no question the Progressive Conservatives would win an election held tomorrow, but it appears they wouldn’t be able to seal the deal with a majority,” Forum Research president Lorne Bozinoff said. “Patrick Brown needs to become more of a familiar face to Ontarians before that happens”
The Forum survey projects the Tories would take a 51-seat minority, three seats short of the 54 needed for a majority government in Ontario’s 107-seat legislature. The Liberals would take 36 seats while the NDP would capture 20.
And while Wynne’s personal popularity is low, Brown’s approval doesn’t sit much higher, at 22%, the poll says. Over half of respondents, 53%, said they didn’t know enough about Brown to have an opinion of him.
NDP Leader Andrea Horwath remains the most popular of the three main party leaders, with a 33% approval rating. (Source: Toronto Sun)