Federal Conservatives lead in Ontario

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Federal Conservatives lead in Ontario

Strong among older males in eastern Ontario

TORONTO May 1st, 2015 - In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 912 Ontario voters, close to 4-in-10 will vote for the federal Conservatives if an election were held today (37%), compared to a third who will vote for the federal Liberals (32%). Fewer than one quarter will vote NDP (22%), about one tenth will vote Green (7%) and few will vote any other party (2%). The Conservative vote is characteristic of the oldest (48%), males (44%), in eastern Ontario (45%), those with some college or university (47%) and provincial PC voters, of course (85%). The federal Liberal vote is common to younger respondents (35 to 44 - 37%), the wealthiest ($80K to $100k - 49%, $100K to $250K - 48%) and provincial Liberal voters (74%).

Ontario is where elections are won in Canada, and we now see the federal Conservatives with a clear lead in this province, where the two leading parties generally battle it out on an even basis," said Forum Research President, Dr. Lorne Bozinoff.

Lorne Bozinoff, Ph.D. is the president and founder of Forum Research. He can be reached at lbozinoff@forumresearch.com or at (416) 960-9603.