LILLEY: Ford back on top with voters
What a difference a year and a popular pandemic response can make: Doug Ford would be re-elected with a strong majority if an election were held today. That’s not something even the Ontario premier’s strongest supporters would have believed a year ago.
The latest poll from Campaign Research puts Ford’s Progressive Conservative Party at 41% support among decided voters with his closest competitor, the Liberals, sitting well back at 26%.
Ontario Premier Doug Ford updates the province on the fight to stop the COVID-19 pandemic while wearing a "Conquer COVID-19" T-shirt on Saturday, April 11, 2020. PHOTO BY TIJANA MARTIN/ Canadian Press