Majority Approve of Liberal Pharmacare Plan

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Majority Approve of Liberal Pharmacare Plan

Toronto, May 12th – In a random sampling of public opinion taken by The Forum Poll™ among 1103 Ontario voters, the majority (56%) approve of the government’s plan to offer free prescription drugs to those under the age of 25. A third (32%) disapprove of the plan, with just over 1-in-10 (12%) saying they do not know.

Respondents most likely to say they approve of the plan include those aged 34 and younger (71%), females (60%), earning $60,000-$80,000 (63%), living in Toronto (66%), with a post-graduate degree (69%), and supporting the Liberals (72%) or NDP (72%).

Respondents most likely to disapprove of the plan include those aged 55-64 (40%) or 65+ (42%), earning $40,000-$60,000 (41%), living in the GTA (33%), Southwestern Ontario (33%), or Northeastern Ontario (34%), the least educated (35%), with some college/university (36%), or a college/university degree (33%), and supporting the PCs (54%).

“A broad spectrum of support exists for the Liberals’ pharmacare plan, from Liberals and NDP supporters, and geographically across the province. A massive majority of those under 35 support the plan, which is a considerable chunk of potential voters,” said Dr. Lorne Bozinoff, President of Forum Research.

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