2018-05-14 00:46:27 UTC
That's serious stuff. So is talk of a coalition between the Liberals and NDP to keep him from doing Ontario harm.
Anybody-but-Ford movement is percolating as June 7 election nears: poll
Swaths of Liberal and NDP voters most firmly opposed to Doug Ford are preparing to switch allegiance if the other party appears to have a better chance of stopping his Progressive Conservatives, the survey finds.
An anybody-but-Ford movement is percolating as the June 7 election draws closer, with Kathleen Wynne’s Liberals at the biggest risk of being left behind, suggests a poll provided to the Star.
Swaths of Liberal and NDP voters most firmly opposed to Doug Ford are preparing to switch allegiance if the other party appears to have a better chance of stopping his Progressive Conservatives, said Craig Worden, president of Pollara Strategic Insights.
The likelihood is stronger in Toronto than in the rest of the province and is a red flag to the Liberals because they have a higher percentage of voters motivated mainly by anti-Ford sentiments than Andrea Horwath’s New Democrats, Worden added.
A further breakdown of the results shows that province-wide, 60 per cent of NDP voters motivated to back Horwath by their opposition to Ford said they are likely to switch to the Liberals if necessary, while 78 per cent of Liberal voters were ready to back New Democrat candidates.
The percentages are higher in the province’s largest city.
“It really stood out that, in Toronto, (of) the anti-Ford voters who are Liberals, 84 per cent said they’re likely to switch to the NDP if it means they look like they’re going to be the most likely to stop Doug Ford,” Worden said.
“And 92 per cent of the NDP feel the same. But the thing is, the Liberals have a bigger chunk of voters who are anti-Ford than the NDP.”