Premier Wynne and Ontario Liberals Riding High

Local Liberal MPPs Bill Mauro (left) and MInister Michael Gravelle share a smile with Premier Kathleen Wynne
Local Liberal MPPs Bill Mauro (left) and MInister Michael Gravelle share a smile with Premier Kathleen Wynne

Local Liberal MPPs Bill Mauro (left) and MInister Michael Gravelle share a smile with Premier Kathleen Wynne
Local Liberal MPPs Bill Mauro (left) and MInister Michael Gravelle share a smile with Premier Kathleen Wynne

Post Election Halo for Ontario Liberals

TORONTO – The Ontario Liberals are riding an increased wave of popularity since voters went to the polls.

The first Nanos Ontario provincial tracking since the last election suggests that Liberal Leader Wynne is realizing a post election halo.

Nanos reports, “On the important preferred Premier measure Wynne hit 41 points, up from 34 points during the provincial election. The other provincial leaders seriously trailed Wynne on this variable. NDP leader Andrea Horwath and Interim PC leader Jim Wilson were both preferred by 16 percent of Ontarians while Green Party leader Mike Schreiner received the nod on the preferred premier measure by five percent of Ontarians”.

The Ontario Nanos Party Power Index, which is a composite basket of goods which measures the strength of parties, had the Ontario Liberals at 57 points followed by the Ontario NDP at 49 points, the Ontario PCs at 46 points and the Ontario Greens at 32 points respectively.

Fifty five percent of Ontarians said they would consider voting for the Ontario Liberals, while 47 percent would consider voting for the Ontario NDP, 40 percent would consider voting for the Ontario PCs and 33 percent would consider voting for the Ontario Greens.

Ontario Monthly Party Power Index Tracking Score (Diffusion Index 0-100 points)

Liberal Party: 57
NDP: 49
PC:  46
Green: 32

Ontario Vote Considerations Tracking
Question: For each of the following provincial political parties, please tell me if you would consider or not consider voting for it. [Each party separate question]

Would consider
Liberal Party: 55.3%
NDP: 46.8%
PC: 39.6%
Green Party: 33.0%

Ontario Leadership Tracking
Question: Of the current provincial political party leaders, could you please rank your top two current preferences for Premier?

First ranked choice
Kathleen Wynne (Liberal): 40.9%
Jim Wilson (PC): 15.9%
Andrea Horwath (NDP): 15.5%
Mike Schreiner (Green): 4.7%
None of them: 7.7%
Unsure [unprompted]: 15.3%

Question: For each of the following provincial political party leaders, do you think they have or do not have the qualities to be a good political leader? [Each leader separate question]

Has qualities of a good leader
Kathleen Wynne: 57.8%
Andrea Horwath: 43.0%
Jim Wilson: 20.8%
Mike Schreiner: 19.0%