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GOLDSTEIN: Ford’s unpopular but he’d win big, again

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Here’s why a Mainstreet Research poll released Monday showing 51% of Ontarians disapprove of Premier Doug Ford shouldn’t worry Progressive Conservatives.

First, Ford has a majority government and the next election, on June 2, 2022, is almost 3 1/2 years away.

Second, if the poll is accurate, PC support has increased since election day on June 7, 2018 election, now at 41.4%, compared to 40.50%.

By contrast, support for the NDP, who are the official Opposition, has dropped to 27% from 33.59% on election day.

Third, while Ford has the lowest net approval rating of the four party leaders — meaning those who disapprove versus those who approve — of -21.5%, the poll indicates Ontarians aren’t impressed with any of them.

Ontario Premier Doug Ford attends Question Period at the Ontario Legislature in Toronto, on Wednesday, September 12, 2018. (Chris Young/The Canadian Press)

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