The most recent polling trends, in the run-up to the PC leadership vote, have put the NDP ahead of the Liberals in the polls(though both have been well behind the PC's in terms of the support that party held WITHOUT a leader).
Given those polling trends;
Given that Doug Ford has scored a disputed "victory" in the Ontario PC race.
Given that the majority of Ontario voters would not want Doug Ford leading a majority PC government;
Given that the Liberals under Kathleen Wynne are now a totally discredited, if not hated government that has no chance of regaining trust or popularity among the electorate between now and polling day, and no chance whatsoever of convincing voters that they are a genuinely progressive party after all;
Is it not strongly possible, or perhaps even likely, that this year it will be the Ontario NDP that is seen as the only party that can save Ontario from the prospect of Doug Ford(if he has won the leadership), doing unto the entire province what his brother did to Toronto, and that it will be the Liberals that are squeezed into third-place and perhaps even into the loss of official party status?