2023 is an election year in Manitoba -- and at least one political analyst thinks the governing Progressive Conservatives will have a tough time turning their fortunes around.

Paul Thomas, at the University of Manitoba, says the public mood right now is one of frustration and disappointment.

Tory support in opinion polls dropped sharply during the COVID-19 pandemic and has stayed low as hospitals and the health-care system face ongoing strain.

The government has recently announced new health-care spending, and has issued cheques to some seniors and families to help with inflation, but N-D-P Leader Wab Kinew says people are turning to his party because they want better health care and more affordable utilities.

You can check out the poll here.