Despite a hard-fought campaign by the Olive Crane-led Progressive Conservatives, the final outcome in PEI was hardly in doubt with a majority Liberal government under Robert Ghiz garnering 22 of the province’s 27 ridings. Just one day before the election writ was dropped, a public opinion survey placed the Liberals almost 30 points ahead of the Opposition PCs. Even on tiny P.E.I., that was an insurmountable lead for the Liberals, and too high an electoral mountain for the other political parties to climb.
So who will be the big winner in Ontario? First I consulted the official prognosticators....the Pollsters. Unfortunately, their purported scientific methods looked more like an art form so I was forced to rely upon the old tried and tested pre-election predictor....I put the leaders images on my dart board, closed my eyes and gave it my best shot! So, after measuring the distance of each image from my dart, down to the little lines on my slide rule, my dart predicts - PC-54, Lib-40, NDP-12 and Green - 1.
Remember, you heard it here first!