Don’t Cut TVO / TFO by Forum Research Inc.

Apr 23, 2013

Majority want TVO / TFO funding maintained / increased

Two thirds (68%) support maintaining (45%) or increasing funding (23%) for TVO/TFO. Support is strong across political lines

Two thirds (68%) support maintaining (45%) or increasing funding (23%) for TVO/TFO. Support is strong across political lines

“The Ontario government spends about $6 per person annually to support TVO and TFO, the province's public broadcasters. If you were given the opportunity to advise Premier Kathleen Wynne on the upcoming provincial budget, what would you suggest should be done about TVO funding? Should it be increased from current levels, decreased from current levels or maintained at this level?” [ROTATE] + “If a provincial election were held today, which party are you most likely to vote for?” & “Even though you may not have made up your mind, which party are you leaning towards at this time?” [ROTATE]

Voters Wynne Seeks Support TVO / TFO funding maintenance / increase

Half indicating Liberal party is second choice support maintaining current funding (52%), one quarter back an increase (26%)

Half indicating Liberal party is second choice support maintaining current funding (52%), one quarter back an increase (26%)

“The Ontario government spends about $6 per person annually to support TVO and TFO, the province's public broadcasters. If you were given the opportunity to advise Premier Kathleen Wynne on the upcoming provincial budget, what would you suggest should be done about TVO funding? Should it be increased from current levels, decreased from current levels or maintained at this level?” [ROTATE] + “Which party would be your second choice?” [ROTATE] [BASE: Indicated first choice in Voting Intentions Questions]

Majority want Premier Wynne to keep Liberal funding promise to TVO/TFO

Two thirds (63%) want Premier Wynne to keep Dalton McGuinty's promise for long-term stable funding for TVO/TFO, most agree strongly (43%). Support strong among Liberals, NDP and Greens, opinion split among PCs

Two thirds (63%) want Premier Wynne to keep Dalton McGuinty's promise for long-term stable funding for TVO/TFO, most agree strongly (43%). Support strong among Liberals, NDP and Greens, opinion split among PCs

“In the last provincial election, former Premier Dalton McGuinty promised long term funding support for TVO and TFO. Do you agree or disagree that Premier Wynne should keep this promise?” + “If a provincial election were held today, which party are you most likely to vote for?” & “Even though you may not have made up your mind, which party are you leaning towards at this time?”[ROTATE]

Voters Wynne Seeks want Premier to keep Liberal funding promise to TVO/TFO

Three quarters indicating Liberal party is second choice ‘agree’ Liberals should keep funding promised to TVO / TFO (50% Agree Strongly, 25% Agree)

Three quarters indicating Liberal party is second choice ‘agree’ Liberals should keep funding promised to TVO / TFO (50% Agree Strongly, 25% Agree)

“In the last provincial election, former Premier Dalton McGuinty promised long term funding support for TVO and TFO. Do you agree or disagree that Premier Wynne should keep this promise?” + “Which party would be your second choice?” [ROTATE] [BASE: Indicated first choice in Voting Intentions Questions]

Progressive Conservatives would win Ontario Provincial Election if held today

If an election were held today the Progressive Conservatives would garner 37% of the vote, trailed by the Liberals at 32%, and NDP at 25%

If an election were held today the Progressive Conservatives would garner 37% of the vote, trailed by the Liberals at 32%, and NDP at 25%

“If a provincial election were held today, which party are you most likely to vote for?” & “Even though you may not have made up your mind, which party are you leaning towards at this time?” [ROTATE]

METHODOLOGY

  • This poll was conducted using an Interactive Voice Response poll system between Tuesday, April 16 and Thursday, April 18
  • The sample size was 1106 randomly selected Ontarians 18 years of age and older who are eligible to vote in provincial elections
  • The poll has a margin of error of +/- 3%, 19 out of 20 times
  • This means if  all Ontario residents were asked the same questions, their answers would be within 3%, either up or down, of those shown here, 95% of the time

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