Majority of Ontarians want Liberal government gone

After 15 years of Liberal rule, an overwhelming number of Ontarians have had enough.

That is the finding of an exclusive NEWSTALK 1010/DART Insight and Communications poll coming three months before a province-wide vote.

81% of respondents to the poll say it's time for a new party to take charge at Queen's Park. Only 19% believe the Liberals deserve to form provincial government for a fifth consecutive time.

Disarray with the Ontario Progressive Conservative party and the absence of a permanent leader does not seem to have affected voters' enthusiasm for change.

Of the respondents who want the Liberals out of office, 54% would like to see the PCs take over. 30% are in favour of an NDP government while 16% want one led by a different party.

Pollster John Wright says those most likely to endorse a PC government are voters with an annual household income of over $100,000 living in the GTA but outside Toronto.

Progressive Conservatives will name the successor to former party leader Patrick Brown at a convention in Markham Saturday. Christine Elliott, Doug Ford, Tanya Granic Allen or Caroline Mulroney will lead the PCs against Kathleen Wynne's Liberals in the provincial election set for June 7.