TORONTO, June 3, 2014 /CNW/ - A new public opinion poll confirms that
almost 9 of 10 Ontarians (87.9%) feel that health care is an important
issue to them personally. Further, more than two thirds of Ontarians
(67.6%) say that a provincial party with a strong platform on health
care would have an impact on their likely vote for a party.
"Ontarians value our publicly-funded health care system. Yet there's
been little meaningful debate in the election about health care and
each party's plans for improving access to care and ensuring the
system's sustainability," said Dr. Ved Tandan, President of the Ontario
"This is a concern to Ontario's doctors and our health care partners.
Today's poll sends a clear message to the leaders that Ontarians need
to hear more about health care before they head to the polls and elect
a new government," continued Tandan. "We look forward to hearing
tonight's leaders' debate and hope to hear more about health care."
"The survey results are clear, health care represents a significant
political opportunity for any political party in the Ontario election,"
according to Nik Nanos, President of Nanos Research.
The survey was commissioned by the Ontario Medical Association. This
random telephone survey of 500 Ontarians was conducted between May 22nd
and 26th, 2014, as part of an Ontario omnibus survey by Nanos Research.
The dual frame sample included both land and cell-lines across Ontario.
The results were statistically checked and weighted by age and gender
using the latest Census information and the sample is geographically
stratified to be representative of the population of Ontario.
Individuals randomly called using random digit dialling with a maximum
of five call backs. The margin of error for a random survey of 500
Ontarians is ±4.4 percentage points, 19 times out of 20.
For information about Ontario's doctor's and their ideas for improving
health care visit: OntariosDoctors.com
SOURCE: Ontario Medical Association
For further information:
Ontario Medical Association
1.800.268.7215, ext. 2862 (toll-free)