THUNDER BAY – A recent Nanos Ontario survey suggests that the Hudak PCs enjoy a nine point lead over the McGuinty Liberals. Ontarians were more likely to cite healthcare (31%)rather than jobs/the economy (15%) as the most important provincial issue of concern.
Asked which party leaders they trusted to manage a series of issues, Ontarians gave Tim Hudak the trust advantage on issues related to taxes and the economy, while McGuinty and Hudak were tied on trust in terms of managing healthcare and education. Of note, between 20 and 28 percent of Ontarians were unsure who to trust on any of the main issues.
The biggest problem for the McGuinty Government is that 56% of Ontarians in the survey state that they believe the government is headed in the wrong direction. That is an increase of 13 points since the last poll.
Hudak had a five point advantage on the best Premier front over McGuinty. Importantly, one Ontarian in four were still unsure about which leader would make the best Premier.
Research also suggests that Ontarians believed that the provincial government could afford more money to Ontario’s cities for roads, social services and public transportation.
The changes in the Nanos Poll are from February 3/2011 to March 11/2011.