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Support for Liberals & PCs tied in latest poll

With polls showing the provincial Liberals and the Progressive Conservatives in a statistical tie, both parties are reportedly ready to lead the province in a minority government.

A new poll by Abacus Data published in the Toronto Sun on Monday evening has the PCs and Liberals tied at 34 per cent among likely voters, with the NDP up two points from last week to 26 per cent.

The poll also found support for Liberal Leader Kathleen Wynne decreased slightly following the leaders debate, with more voters now saying they will support NDP Leader Andrea Horwath.

The poll was conducted online between June 4-7 and surveyed 1,000 eligible Ontario voters.

Meanwhile, both the PC and Liberal parties told the Globe and Mail that their internal polling mirrors the tight race being predicted by all of the various polls that put them tied at about 34 per cent — as a result of a slight shift since the televised debate away from the Liberals towards the Tories.

As a result, both leading parties told the Globe they are preparing for another minority government.

The three main party leaders have multiple stops planned for Tuesday with three days to go until the provincial election on Thursday.

Wynne will be in Kingston, Trenton and Pickering, while PC Leader Tim Hudak heads to Richmond Hill, Oakville and London. Horwath will be making stops in Essex, London, Brantford and Waterloo.

Abacus Data poll by CityNewsToronto