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Archived Seat Projections

Polls Tighten Slightly
       
The following seat projection is based upon an aggregation of polls from Abacus, Ekos, Forum Research, and Ipsos Reid conducted between May 28-June 6 among a blended sample of approximately 5000 respondents. The figures differ from other projections in that they reflect a basket of polls that de-emphasizes any single survey, and still indicates a small lead in popular vote for the Liberals of close to two percentage points over the Conservatives. If the election reflected these levels of support, the outcome would probably be another Liberal minority government The method used by LISPOP has shown to be accurate to an average of 2.2 seats per party per election over six previous Ontario provincial elections. The 2011 election results are in parentheses.

Projected distribution of seats by party, released June 9, 2014

 
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Seat Projection
41
48
18
2011 Election
37
53
17
Toronto
0 (0)
18 (17)
4 (5)
GTA
4 (4)
13 (13)
1 (1)
Hamilton-Niag.
3 (3)
4 (4)
4 (4)
East
17 (14)
5 (8)
0 (0)
SouthWest
16 (15)
5 (7)
3 (2)
North
1 (1)
3 (4)
6 (5)

Note:

The 2011 election results are in brackets. The "regional swing model" is more fully explained in a paper originally prepared and presented by Dr. Barry Kay to the 1990 annual meeting of the Canadian Political Science Association, entitled "Improving Upon the Cube Law: A Regional Swing Model for Converting Canadian Popular Vote into Parliamentary Seats". It should be noted that the application of the model above does not make use of the "incumbency effect" described in that paper. In tests for past elections, using late campaign polls to project electoral outcomes, the model has proved to be accurate within an average of four seats per party since 1963. Readers interested in post-dictions for past federal elections dating back to 1963, for projections using pre-election polls dating back to the 1980 federal election and for three Ontario provincial elections, may contact me at bkay@wlu.ca.