In a survey taken after Patrick Brown resigned as Ontario PC leader, the Liberals remain far behind the official opposition party.
Despite recent controversy, a new Forum Research poll shows the Ontario PCs with a decisive lead among voters.
Here are the key results:
PCs 42%, Liberals 27%, NDP 23%, Greens 6%.
Notably, Patrick Brown was still struggling with name recognition at the time of his departure, meaning much of the PC vote was based upon a desire for replacing the Wynne Liberals high-debt, high tax, high energy cost agenda with a Conservative alternative, rather than an attachment to a specific leader.
That can be seen in the fact that 36% of Ontarians say the controversy won’t impact their vote, while 25% actually say they are more likely to vote PC as a result.
Meanwhile, just 15% say it makes them more likely to vote Liberal, while 12% say it makes them more likely to vote NDP.
This points to a serious problem for the Wynne Liberals, as a large percentage of the province appears determined not to elect them again, regardless of whatever controversy is taking place with the PCs.
The poll also shows Christine Elliot and Doug Ford as the front-runners to be the new PC Party leader, with 12% and 11% respectively.
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