Russ Campbell‚Äôs Blog: IPSOS Poll: Hudak‚Äôs Prospects Improve
A new Ip¬≠sos Reid poll con¬≠ducted for CTV News and CP24 shows the de¬≠sire for change in On¬≠tario‚Äôs gov¬≠ern¬≠ment is strength¬≠en¬≠ing and that Tim Hu¬≠dak‚Äôs im¬≠age has im¬≠proved.
This is good news for those who be¬≠lieve the McGuinty-Wynne gov¬≠ern¬≠ment has set this province on a path to eco¬≠nomic ruin with a free-spend¬≠ing bud¬≠get and a debt-load that prompted the Lib¬≠er¬≠als‚Äô own for¬≠mer fi¬≠nance min¬≠is¬≠ter, Dwight Dun¬≠can, to warn On¬≠tario‚Äôs in¬≠ter¬≠est pay¬≠ments on its debt ‚Äúare a tick¬≠ing time bomb.‚ÄĚ
Dun¬≠can made this as¬≠sess¬≠ment in Jan¬≠u¬≠ary 2013 and guess what? The deficit for the up¬≠com¬≠ing year is pro¬≠jected to be higher than last. That‚Äôs two years in a row that the bud¬≠get short¬≠fall has in¬≠creased and the Grits are with¬≠out a be¬≠liev¬≠able fis¬≠cal plan that will see the bud¬≠get bal¬≠anced in the fore¬≠see¬≠able fu¬≠ture.