Most Ontarians Aren’t Happy With Nearly Everything Doug Ford Is Doing, New Poll Says
A new opinion poll that surveyed Ontarians across the province suggests a lack of support for many of Ford's government initiatives. The survey, conducted by Corbett Communications on May 2nd and 3rd 2019, asked 1836 Ontario voters 18 years of age and older their opinions on numerous political developments since the Ford government came to power. The results of the Ontario Doug Ford poll? Well, let's just say not everyone is on Team Ford when it comes to his proposals on new government policies.
The poll concluded that while most Ontarians are aware of the provincial government's plans to put anti-carbon tax stickers on gas pumps, only approximately one-third of people surveyed (36%) supported the policy. In fact, a slightly higher percentage (37%) of people opposed the policy.
According to the poll, the majority of Ontarians (52%) also oppose fining gas stations $10,000 for choosing not to display stickers.
Although 42% of Ontarians reportedly support the policy of selling beer and wine in convenience stores (34% oppose this initiative), support drops to 33% and opposition increases to 59% if getting out of the Beer Store's exclusive contract costs the province $1-billion.
Half of Ontarians hate the province's new license plate, while just one-fifth of the population supports them. The results of the poll also indicate that most of those surveyed (58%) prefer to keep the old plate and reject the new plate.
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The final policy that was assessed by the public was that involving cuts to teachers' jobs by attrition. According to the poll, two-thirds of Ontario voters (62%) oppose the Ford government's plan to eliminate over 3000 teaching positions over the next four years. Less than a quarter of Ontario voters support the initiative (23%).
Half of Ontarians oppose the proposed increases in elementary school class sizes, while almost 60% of the population oppose increasing high school class sizes from 22 to 28 students. 57% of people surveyed oppose the province's plan to require high school students to complete at least 4 online courses, while 21% support the policy.