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    Wynne’s personal approval rating hits new low amid teacher troubles and Hydro One sale

    Wynne’s personal approval rating hits new low amid teacher troubles and Hydro One sale

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    Amid the unrest in Ontario schools and the controversial sell-off of Hydro One, Premier Kathleen Wynne’s personal approval rating has fallen to new lows, according to an exclusive new poll.

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    Handout/Postmedia Network Premier Kathleen Wynne can't run from her woes even on a trade mission in California.

    Just 21 per cent of respondents approve of Wynne’s job performance, according to a Forum Research survey of 1,158 Ontarians from November 2 to 4. That’s exactly the same former Premier Dalton McGuinty’s approval rating in the last Forum poll before he resigned amid the stench of the gas plant scandal. And her “net approval” — the number of people who think she’s doing a good job less those who outright disapprove — is “truly abysmal” at negative 47.

    “It’s really low. This is a new low for her. She was at 26 per cent back in May,” Forum Research President Lorne Bozinoff said. “I think it’s two things: the Hydro One sale and the teachers problems and the fact the teachers stuff has been dragging for months.”

    Though a central deal with the Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario (ETFO) was announced this week, all unions continue to bargain local deals with school boards and uncertainty remains in many parts of the province, where teachers are threatening more job action. That, combined with the concerns about plans to sell 60 per cent of Hydro One and a bit of lingering unrest over the new sex ed curriculum, have eroded Wynne’s support.


    “Wynne has had a lot of bad news and not much good news, and when you weigh that, it sort of puts them where they’re at,” Bozinoff said.


    By contrast, Progressive Conservative Leader Patrick Brown’s approval rating also remains low but it’s rising, from 21 per cent in August to 27 per cent his month. However, Ontarians are still getting to know him, as 47 per cent said they “don’t know” how they feel about him.

    And Andrea Horwath’s personal popularity — which has often outstripped her party — remains the highest of the three leaders, growing from 38 per cent to 41 per cent amid her strong opposition of the Hydro One sale.

    Wynne’s unpopularity is dragging down Liberal fortunes to the benefit of the provincial Progressive Conservatives, who Forum says would win a one-seat majority government if an election were held today — an interesting result but one that must be tempered with the fact polls are a snapshot in time and election campaigns often change the game.

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    Matthew Sherwood for National PostPatrick Brown, the leader of the Ontario Progressive Conservatives, is still an unknown to many Ontarians.

    The survey has the Tories at 36 per cent support, which could translate into 54 seats. The New Democrats at 26 per cent support would take a possible 34 seats and form the official opposition. And though the Liberals ticked upward from the August survey from 26 per cent to 30 per cent support, Bozinoff said their voters are too concentrated in the Toronto area and they would capture just 19 of the 107 seats at the legislature.

    In May, the party hit the lowest support Forum has recorded since Wynne took power, falling to 24 per cent. That was a huge drop from the 39 per cent support Forum recorded just ahead of the 2014 election that swept the Liberals back to majority power at Queen’s Park.

    The slight boost since August for Ontario Liberals may be an effect of their federal cousins stunning win last month. But Bozinoff doesn’t think it’s indicative of how a provincial election would play out.


    The poll’s margin of error of plus or minus three per cent, 19 times out of twenty, means the parties could be a bit closer together in support than they appear. And, with the next election three years away, lots could change — especially with the addition of 15 new seats to bring Ontario electoral boundaries almost entirely back in line with federal representation (the provincial legislature has one extra seat in the north).
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    well JT has a good liberal example to follow,,
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    I am sure she is really upset about hitting that new low... The only opinion poll that matters is on election day. Given the history of voting in scandal plagued governments, I am sure she will get another majority next time as well.

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    Ugh. I hope my province gets it's #### together at next year's election. Ontario and Manitoba both switching back to PC would be a nice way to start a trend.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by OriginalPost View Post
    Andrea Horwath’s personal popularity — which has often outstripped her party — remains the highest of the three leaders
    I'm not entirely sure an Ontario NDP government would be better.

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    Hard to do in Ontario with public service unions running the show. They allowed Wynne to get elected by harping on Hudak's plans of downsizing the employment rolls and trying to stop the massive debts that the Liberals are still incurring.
    GET OFF MY LAWN!

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    The first sale of Hydro one stock was yesterday. Raised 1.2 billion (just enough to cover the costs of NOT building a gas plant) while the provincial debt is over 300 billion. The Hydro rates have risen 74% in the last 5 years, once the rest of the stock is sold (4 more sales to go), you can expect a chart of hydro rates to look like a rocket launch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Forbes/Hutton View Post
    The first sale of Hydro one stock was yesterday. Raised 1.2 billion (just enough to cover the costs of NOT building a gas plant) while the provincial debt is over 300 billion. The Hydro rates have risen 74% in the last 5 years, once the rest of the stock is sold (4 more sales to go), you can expect a chart of hydro rates to look like a rocket launch.
    Yeah.

    Well - hudak was right, but he was absolutely horrible at explaining it to people. Just didn't have it in him to campaign well. We'll have to see if brown is any better. Hudak's campaign allowed wynne to get her vote out in large numbers while the pc vote was decent but not strong enough. Brown has to run a smart campaign and not scare the entitled into turning up in huge numbers, while getting his own people out to vote.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Foxer View Post
    Yeah.

    Well - hudak was right, but he was absolutely horrible at explaining it to people. Just didn't have it in him to campaign well. We'll have to see if brown is any better. Hudak's campaign allowed wynne to get her vote out in large numbers while the pc vote was decent but not strong enough. Brown has to run a smart campaign and not scare the entitled into turning up in huge numbers, while getting his own people out to vote.
    I still think hudak could have won if he could have figured out how to turn off his mouth.

    I hope Brown can do the right thing and let kathleen snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kane63 View Post
    I still think hudak could have won if he could have figured out how to turn off his mouth.

    I hope Brown can do the right thing and let kathleen snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.
    It makes me ill when I read "Kathleen" and "snatch" in the same sentence! ( I gotta wash my hands and keyboard now, everything is so disgusting)
    GET OFF MY LAWN!

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