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Ontario energy concerns overview: new polling

Wednesday, April 9th 2014 4:26:33pm

Decided vote intent puts Liberals and Conservatives in near deadlock

(April 9, 2014, Toronto, ON)  Oraclepoll Research has released omnibus polling results at the All-Energy Canada Conference & Exhibition today. The survey is about Ontarians’ opinion regarding provincial voter intent, renewable energy and energy costs. Below are the results.

Ontario decided vote intentLiberals Party - 35%
Progressive Conservative Party - 34%
New Democratic Party - 24%
Green Party - 8%
Top of mind energy issueCost / Price - 63%
Political Party most trusted with ensuring a reliable source of energy while reducing costsDon’t know - 39%
Progressive Conservative Party - 22%
New Democratic Party - 15%
Liberal Party - 12%
Green Party - 6%
None - 6%
Concern with rising electricity costsStrongly concerned - 57%
Somewhat concerned - 25%
Not strongly concerned - 10%
Not at all concerned - 7%
Don’t know - 3%
Ranked priority (means score) for new power generation sources (out of 5)Solar - 2.4%
Wind - 2.7%
Natural Gas - 2.8%
Hydro Electric - 3.2%
Nuclear - 3.8%
Favourability ratings for new sources of power generationSolar - 77%
Hydro electric - 71%
Natural gas - 68%
Wind - 59%
Nuclear energy - 36%


The survey was conducted between April 1 and 7, 2014. A total of 1,000 people were surveyed with a margin of error of +/- 3%.

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For more information please contact: Maria Leung, Environmental Communication Options at 416-972-7401 or mleung@ecostrategy.ca.

Founded in 1995, Oraclepoll Research Limited provides multilingual and full market public opinion polling, market research, program evaluation and consulting services. www.oraclepoll.com.