TORONTO – Kathleen Wynne and Ontario’s Liberals could be on the verge of electoral disaster in 2018, according to a new poll.
The Forum Research survey, provided exclusively to the Toronto Sun, shows that if an election were held today, the Patrick Brown-led Progressive Conservatives would be poised to win a “super-majority” with 84 of 122 seats in Ontario’s newly expanded legislature. Andrea Horwath and the New Democrats would form the Official Opposition with 27 seats.
The Wynne-Liberals would be the rump of the house, relegated to third-party status with 11 seats.
Forum Research President Lorne Bozinoff said that with the vote 16 months away, there is still a lot of time for the mood of the electorate to swing. But it’s hard to say what the Liberals could do to change voter’s minds, he said.
“It does show the Liberals really have their work cut out for them,” Bozinoff said. “They’re skating on thin ice right now. They’re down to their base in, not even in the GTA, but in the 416.”