Wynne informed reporters on Friday that “you know what, the poll is on Aug. 1. We’ll see what the result is. We have very strong candidates in all of our ridings in those byelections and I look forward to the determination on Aug. 1.” She added that “polls come and go. Am I worried? I’m optimistic about the outcomes,” alleging that “but as I’ve said, byelections are very tough for government and I understand that.” According to the results of Forum Research survey, it was calculated that Progressive Conservative candidate Matt Young had 48 per cent popularity compared to 34 per cent of Liberal John Fraser. Meanwhile, New Democrat candidate Bronwyn Funiciello had 12 per cent vote bank, leaving only 5 per cent for Green Taylor candidate Howarth. The firm allegedly consulted almost 631 potential voters in Ottawa South on Wednesday and considered the results to be accurate around four points, i.e. 19 times out of 20.