TORONTO — The Wynne Liberals are losing ground in Ontario and are only two-points in the lead over the Progressive Conservatives and new leader Patrick Brown, according to an exclusive Ipsos poll conducted for Global News.
Premier Kathleen Wynne has recently been under fire by provincial teachers’ unions and parents unhappy with the new sex-ed curriculum, while plans to sell off a large chunk of Hydro One has received considerable backlash.
If an election were held tomorrow the Liberals would lead with 34 per cent of the decided popular vote, down five points from 39 per cent in last year’s election, according to the Ipsos poll.
The Progressive Conservatives would follow at 32 per cent with newly-elected leader Patrick Brown and the NDP round out the third spot with 25 per cent of the decided popular vote. The Green Party under Mike Schreiner would follow at eight per cent of the vote.
The Liberals have been in power in Ontario for 12 years.
“Just one in three of Ontarians believe that the Liberal government under Premier Kathleen Wynne has done a good job and deserves to be re-elected during the next provincial election,” according to the exclusive Ipsos poll.
The next provincial election is set to take place in 2018.
BELOW: Breakdown of the exclusive Ipsos poll results
Exclusive Global News Ipsos polls are protected by copyright. The information and/or data may only be rebroadcast or republished with full and proper credit and attribution to “Global News Ipsos.” This poll was conducted between May 15 and 20, 2015 with a sample of 1,002 Ontarian adults from Ipsos’ Canadian online panel. The poll is accurate to within +/ – 3.5 percentage points, 19 times out of 20, had all Ontarian adults been polled. The credibility interval will be wider among subsets of the population. All sample surveys and polls may be subject to other sources of error, including, but not limited to coverage error, and measurement error.