Two-thirds of Village Media readers voting in an online poll said that Ontario Premier Doug Ford should resign over the Greenbelt scandal.
Now-ex-housing minister Steve Clark resigned on the Labour Day weekend after the province's integrity commissioner found he had broken laws for MPPs concerning conflicts of interest and the distribution of insider information.
Ford's approval rating is at a five-year low, an Angus Reid poll shows. In a province-wide poll in late August, a majority said the decisions about what land to develop were "corrupt," and almost three-quarters said the RCMP should investigate.
There is a strong gender divide in the data: three-quarters of women said Ford should resign, but men were much more evenly divided:
As could be expected, there is a very strong partisan divide. Supporters of all three opposition parties overwhelmingly say Ford should resign. PCs, interestingly, are more divided, with a third of them agreeing:
Another revealing way to slice the data looks at willingness to build on farmland, which in this case could stand for how urgent it is to create housing, in tension with other goals:
Perhaps surprisingly, age makes little difference: