Now it makes sense:
Ontario residents are less likely than other Canadians to follow political news or stories about world events, according to a new survey.
The November 2012 web survey of 2,200 Canadians, done by Léger Marketing for the Association for Canadian Studies, found that 57 per cent of Ontarians say they follow world news, 45 per cent follow news about Canadian politics and just 37 per cent follow news about provincial politics.
Keep that figure in mind: 37% follow provincial news. Coincidentally 37% is the popular vote captured by the McGuinty Liberals. If we were to draw a Venn diagram of Ontario voters, how much overlap would there be? Another number to keep in mind is 49.2%. That's the voter turnout in 2011. So if 37% of the people pay attention to provincial news, but 49.2% of the electorate votes, that means that about 12.2% of the voters went into the polling booth not knowing a damn about what they were doing.
Did we mention that a hundred thousand votes separated the Tories and the Grits?
Just some numbers for you to mull over the long weekend.