Polling shows Progressive Conservative voters turning against Ford because of attacks on education
New polling shows that Doug Ford’s Progressive Conservatives are losing support in their own ridings. 33 ridings, including seats of key government Ministers, were targeted for the survey.
A majority of respondents, 53 percent, rated the Ford government’s performance as “poor.” Only eleven percent believe that the PCs are doing an “excellent” job.
Voters in PC-held ridings also clashed with Ford’s education plans. 53 percent strongly disagreed with the proposed increases to classroom sizes and 49 percent disagreed with his plans for mandatory e-learning.
When asked if the government’s changes to education made them less likely to support a Progressive Conservative candidate, 56 percent responded that they would be less inclined to do so.
The poll was commissioned by the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF) and conducted in mid-January.
“One of the things we wanted to see is whether Conservative MPP were properly representing their constituents,” OSSTF President Harvey Bischof told CTV News. “It’s pretty clear that overwhelmingly their constituents are saying they’re going in the wrong direction.”