POLL: Majority Of Ontarians Agree With Ford Government’s Spending Reductions

Despite endless attacks on the Ford Government, most of the public still supports the overall plan of getting spending under control.

There has been much discussion lately about the seemingly high level of opposition to spending reductions being made by the Ontario government.

However, much of that ‘opposition’ has been based upon groups holding protests, as opposed to the views of the general population.

Some have also cited a recent Mainstreet Research poll, which allegedly shows the PCs in third place in Ontario. However, that poll looks like a classic outlier, with results far outside what seems to be happening on the ground.

By contrast, a new survey from Ipsos seems much more realistic.

As reported by Global News Ipsos, it shows that the PCs have fallen somewhat in popular support, with the Ford government polling at 30%, in contrast to the Ontario Liberals and Ontario NDP at 32% and 29% respectively.

Notably, the provincial Liberals don’t have a permanent leader, and political parties often rise in support when there is a leadership vacuum, since everyone can imagine their ideal leader being in the top spot, something that changes when an actual person is elected.

The PCs are also paying the price for the horrific fiscal management of the Ontario Liberals, who left a huge mess to clean up, meaning the people cleaning up the mess often face a lot of anger.

However, one aspect of the Ipsos poll is very important to pay attention to:

52% of Ontario residents say they support the spending reductions being implemented by Ford.

This shows that, despite some anger that may be out there, the Ford government has a mandate to reduce spending.

And it should be pointed out that overall spending is still rising in Ontario, it’s just the pace of that spending rise that has been changed.

Amid all the attacks and misinformation being pushed against the Ford Government, the reality is that Ontarians see the need for spending to be focused on core priorities, and the Ontario government is sticking to that common sense approach.

Spencer Fernando

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godot

Don Iveson, the mayor of Edmonton suffers from the same green/woke afflictions as John Tory. I hope Jason Kenney dispenses the same medicine to Iveson as Ford has administered to Tory. The Toronto counsel did a spirited screaming and kicking tantrum, and no less can be expected from their counterparts in Edmonton. Stay tuned.

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Ontario is blessed, thanks to Doug Ford and the Conservatives, they listen to Ontarians, ask for our our opinions, and really try to do better with less as the debt left from the Lieberals is huge much worse than a lot of countries, they are trying hard to get education back in the schools as most parents wanted, but not the teachers union but the NDP get the teachers to get the students to go protest against this, instead of teaching math and science reading and writing so they are able to get a job (not protest) They are opening… Read more »

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Ann

Ontarians are Upset with Ford because he is making Huge Cuts so Quickly. Rome was not built in a Day and these Cuts should be made over a Longer Period of Time. These Deep Cuts are Hurting Families, especially when it comes to Education and Health Care. Health Care and Education are Sacred to Ontarians, and I believe that Ford should NOT Implement such Devastating Cuts to Families in Ontario at this point in time. Ford just wants to make Himself look like a Hero making very Deep Cuts to Balance the Budget after such a Short Time in Office… Read more »

Rudy
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Rudy

The only cuts to Health Care is the elimination of the LHIN’s. CEOs were making hundreds of thousands of dollars with executives, presidents and vice-presidents who were doing absolutely nothing. The money being saved there will now go to front line services and stop the hallway health care. Also there is no money being cut on education either. No more teachers to be hired when one leaves. That is a saving of tax payers money. Enrollment is down, yet the amount of teachers kept increasing under the McGuinty/Wynne government. And adding 4 to 6 students to a class is not… Read more »

peter black
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Recent phone in show on AM 740 Zoomer station. Interviewer tried to find Ford haters but found mostly people who agreed that the Ford government has to stick to the course. John Tory wants Ford to sit down in a big meeting and agree on what should be done. This is going back to the 54 member old City Council who never could decide anything. Tory just doesn’t get it. A lot of Liberals just don’t get it. Its called STOP SPENDING LIKE A DRUNKEN SAILOR. FORD IS PART OF A TEAM WE ELECTED TO TRY AND FIX A MONUMENTAL… Read more »

Jen
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Jen

Be prepared for the same attacks on Andrew Scheer.
As we have been seeing that, whenever a liberal party is in government the media tends to ignore their(liberal) lavish spending high taxes abuse of monies and so on.
Andrew Scheer WILL BE BLAMED FOR LIBERAL JUSTIN DISASTER TO CANADA., There is no doubt about it as Doug Ford for Kathleen Wynne’s DISASTER to Ontario.
The Only time the media come out to attack and blame a political party is when a conservative is in government.

Thomas Tass
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Thomas Tass

Liberals are buying off the media. Fact. $600 million of taxpayer money going to media bodies connected to or sympathetic to the Liberal party.

Another fact is poll after poll has proven to be wrong because of the unholy alliance between the media/polling interests and the alt-left/SJW consortium. The only poll that counts (for now) is the voting that takes place on election day. The real and present danger is connected to the Liberals who are creating through Elections Canada for ways to “manage” election day in their interest by having many thousands of “new” voters at home and abroad.

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One of the biggest obstacles facing Ford is Twitter, Facebook and of course MSM. On Twitter I have yet to see anything positive at all in regards to Ford. The vast majority leading the, bash Ford groups are the unions who, as we know are the first in line for government bailouts when layoffs are imminent They are also a big reason Ontario is in the predicament they are in. I am not a union basher, they are an important part of keeping checks and balances between greedy corporations and the work force, but they must share the blame for… Read more »