A leaflet handed out at the Ontario Liberal Party leadership convention screamed a promise of success for the party should candidate Gerard Kennedy be declared the next leader.
“Kennedy-led Liberals would win minority in next election,” the release read, citing a new Forum Research poll based on a random sampling of some 1,100 Ontario residents.
Great news for the Kennedy camp, and great timing to be sure. Except, the survey itself suggests only a slight improvement with Kennedy over frontrunners Sandra Pupatello and Kathleen Wynne.
According to the poll, Kennedy would capture about 30 per cent of the vote in the next general election, enough to grab 50 of Ontario’s seats based on the way the support would fall across the province. The PCs would receive 31 per cent support and 34 seats, while the NDP would garner 32 per cent support and grab 23 seats.
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