The projection has the Progressive Conservatives winning 51 seats, the Liberals winning 41 and the NDP winning 15, according to Barry Kay, associate professor of political science at Wilfrid Laurier University.
“At the moment, things are certainly looking better for the Liberals than they were a few months ago,” said Kay. His last seat projection had the PCs much higher at 63 seats and the Liberals at 25.
“Momentum seems to be slipping at the moment, slipping away from the Conservatives,” he said. “And that does tend to mean something. Public opinion does tend to move in waves sometimes.”
Kay puts it down to a fear of spending cuts, in which case Hudak's plan to screw Ontario municipalities out of a 1/2 billion in uploading costs won't help turn these numbers around. Its an idea that has been widely panned and ineptly defended. A hint to Lisa Macleod: you don't quell suspicions that a Hudak government will renege on commitments to Ontario municipalities by repeating a number $500,000,000 below the sum of those commitments.