Saturday, September 17, 2011

Oct. 6 election is too close to call

The Toronto Star:

The Ontario election is too close to call after Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Hudak’s rocky campaign start has enabled Liberal Leader Dalton McGuinty to close the gap, a new Toronto Star-Angus Reid poll suggests.

The Conservatives, who held a 20-point lead in an Angus Reid survey in May, now sits at 36 per cent with the Liberals at 32 per cent.

The New Democrats had 26 per cent and the Green Party trailed at 6 per cent.

The poll says that the Tories have 25 per cent support in the city compared to 34 per cent for the Liberals, both behind an impressive 35 per cent for the NDP.

But the poll indicates that both he and McGuinty should be wary of Horwath.

She enjoys a 42 per cent approval rating with 27 per cent disapproving compared to McGuinty’s 35 per cent approval and 56 per cent disapproval and Hudak’s 36 per cent approval and 47 per cent disapproval. Schreiner has an 18 per cent approval and 24 per cent disapproval rating.

“We’ve got a lot of momentum,” Horwath said in Sault Ste Marie.

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