Ruby Dhalla has suffered a blow to her credibility and support since three foreign workers former caregivers alleged they were mistreated while working at the Liberal MP’s house, according to a new Angus Reid/Toronto Star poll.
According to the poll, conducted online this week, Canadians are three times more likely to believe the workers’ version of events in the controversy and 34 per cent of those polled said that they now have a worse opinion of Dhalla.
Voters in Ontario, Dhalla’s home province, are among the most likely to judge the MP harshly, with 39 per cent saying they think less of the Liberal MP now.
Only 8 per cent of those polled by Angus Reid say they believe Dhalla’s version of events, with 29 per cent saying they believe the workers.
Another 21 per cent say they believe neither side and a full 41 per cent of respondents said they were “not sure.”