Liberals establish 20 point lead over Conservatives in Ontario

The Liberals have extended their lead over the Conservatives to 20 percentage points in Ontario as more orange and green voters tactically switch to red, a sign that Justin Trudeau’s team is becoming the beneficiary the progressive’s ABC (anything but Conservative) strategic vote, according to the latest survey carried out by Google and commissioned by ThinkPol.

Liberals are at 47% support, the survey conducted between the Thursday and Sunday showed, a slight two-percentage-point uptick from the poll conducted between Wednesday and Friday.

The NDP (23%) and Greens (3%) lost one percentage point each as team Stephen Harper held steady at 27%.

The Liberals continue to dominate both genders and all age groups except the 65 and over group, which sided with the Conservatives, who came last behind the Greens for the 18-24 and 25-34 age groups.

The Liberals also continue to lead in all income groups except the $24,000 or less group, which favoured Thomas Mulcair’s team.

The ABC movement is aimed at uniting progressive voters to prevent vote splitting and helping Stephen Harper to cling to power.

According to the open source project Anyone But Harper, voting strategically could reduce the Conservatives to just 39 seats.

“Do you want a change of government in the 2015 Canadian election?” the website asks. “Vote for the strongest candidate in your riding who isn’t a member of the current governing party.”

Google polled 500 Ontario residents and the results are deemed accurate accurate within 4.6 percentage points, 19 times out of 20.

7 Responses to Liberals establish 20 point lead over Conservatives in Ontario

  1. Anonymous says:

    See where Harper’s competence brought us!

  2. Would prefer losing the sports metaphor – “Team Stephen Harper” – this isn’t an Argo/Tiger Cats football match. We are facing an existential crisis in Canada. A CPC victory would signal the end of democracy in Canada, not an inconvenient or disappointing loss of a sports trophy.

  3. Erik Swanson says:

    You think Harper can smell burnt toast yet?

  4. Tim Mayeur says:

    Well my folks are in a retirement community in Burlington where Conservatives went floor to floor leaving little door knockers – which I thought was a dirty tactic. Many of the 65+ I know, even the ones who tend to vote conservative realize that Harper is too far off base & are either voting NPD or Liberal. This isn’t to say it’s a common trend among that age bracket, I think this article probably has merit around some of the older generation still voting conservative.

  5. Agnes Pretty says:

    I would like to hope this pole is true. As an OLD GIRL could I please suggest Please Go and Vote..drag your Granny with you if you have to..Leave nothing to chance.

  6. Lucy Pachkowski says:

    How accurate is this!? Makes me wonder! At this late stage of game? Is this just wishful thinking?
    I would want to know why all the stuff Harper has changed like selling the Wheat Board., the chAnges to research in oceans and lakes, and scraping the Kyoto agreement o. The environment was not mentioned! Also carte Blanche the oil sands seems to have on environment issues! And more to regulate gas prices we are continually gouged at the pumps !! Also no curbs on bank charges we are still being gouged big time !
    And also no teeth on satellite companies over charging !!
    Those issues need to be fixed soon !!

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