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The Liberals and Conservatives start 2019 in a “horse race” in Ontario, pollsters say, as some end-of-2018 polling showed the Tories slightly ahead of the Grits and possibly headed towards an electoral showdown in key suburban ridings outside of Toronto come October. Weekly Nanos Research polling throughout December 2018 found Conservative support had swung ahead of the Liberals in Ontario. Campaign Research’s poll from Dec. 18 also found Conservatives' support at 37 per cent, ahead of the Liberals’

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Polls show tight race between Grits and Tories in Ontario to start 2019, with 905 set for another election showdown

By Jolson Lim      

With the federal Liberals doing well in Toronto and the Conservatives successful in rural Ontario, ridings in Toronto's suburbs are set to be the key Ontario battleground this year.

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer, pictured on Oct. 21, 2018, at an Ottawa rally, may find his message around affordability resonates in the Toronto suburbs. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
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