Musings —01.26.2011 08:32 PM—
Left to right: The Ontario PC leader, and his deputy.
I’m biased, given that I (proudly) do work for the Ontario Liberal caucus. What do you think?
(Oh, and BTW: the Post story declines to mention that we have a nearly 15 point lead over Timmy in Toronto. Sure suggests that anyone running for him in the city is going to be shredded, doesn’t it?)
According to the survey, the provincial Progressive Conservative party is running at 38% support, down three points since November, while the Liberals are at 35%, up three points over the same period.
Just two months ago, a raft of spending scandals and unpopular decisions — including the introduction of the HST and energy investments that spurred rising prices — appeared to be catching up to Premier Dalton McGuinty.
Mr. Wright said the Liberal gains are due to a “spirited” campaign defending their record while attacking their Conservative foes. That includes a new speech Mr. McGuinty is touring across the province, touting the government’s economic plan and claiming Ontario’s downtrodden economy has turned a corner.
The Liberals also introduced a $1.1-billion hydro-rate cut that deals with the primary concern among Ontario voters — the rising cost of living. Finally, the McGuinty government raised the spectre of former Tory premier Mike Harris, claiming current Conservative leader Tim Hudak will pursue a similar agenda of radical tax and spending cuts.