Ontario Press Releases & Articles


Burch with slim lead for mayor in St. Catharines

| Filed under: Ontario

Just less than a quarter say they will vote for Jeff Burch for mayor in the municipal election of October 27.

A Discussion on Survey Weights

| Filed under: National, Ontario, Toronto

There has been much discussion over the Forum Poll’s recent Toronto mayoral poll which showed Doug Ford closing the gap on John Tory. To respond to this discussion a brief examination on the statistical methods of survey weighting is required.

Liberals, PCs tied in Ontario

| Filed under: Ontario

In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 1079 Ontario voters, almost equal proportions, just more than one third each, will vote for the Liberals (36%) or the PCs (34%) if the provincial election were held today.

Strong opposition to selling Lotto to private sector

| Filed under: Ontario, Social Issues

In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 1079 Ontario voters, just less than one half disagree with Catholic schools receiving public funding in the province (48%), while just fewer agree that they should continue to do so (45%).

Mahoney pulling away from Crombie in Mississauga

| Filed under: Ontario

In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum PollTM among 557 Mississauga voters, just slightly more will vote for Steve Mahoney for mayor in the municipal election of October 27 (40%) than will vote for Bonnie Crombie (36%).

Majority want Fennell charged in Brampton expenses scandal

| Filed under: Ontario

In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 928 Brampton voters, more than half think Mayor Fennell should be charged with a crime in the expenses scandal (55%), while half this proportion think otherwise (28%) and somewhat fewer don't have an opinion (17%).

Liberals with 9 points over PCs in Ontario; NDP lags

| Filed under: Ontario

In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 1229 Ontario voters, 4-in-10 would vote Liberal if an election were held today (39%), and one third would vote PC (32%), and these results are almost the same as those obtained by the two parties in the recent election (39% and 31%, respectively).

One half want speed limits on 400 hwys increased

| Filed under: Ontario, Social Issues

TORONTO JULY 3rd, 2014 - In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 810 Ontario adults, one half would like to see speed limits on the province's 400 series highways increased (48%), while just fewer (45%) would not like this to happen. Very few have no opinion on this question (7%).

Post-election, Wynne's favourables up, Horwath’s down

| Filed under: Ontario

TORONTO JULY 3rd, 2014 - In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 810 Ontario voters three weeks after the provincial election, 4-in-10 now approve of the performance of Premier Wynne (41%), up from just more than a third before the election (June 9 - 36%).

Liberals to form government in Ontario

| Filed under: Ontario

In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 1054 Ontario voters on the night before the provincial election, more than 4-in-10 voters will support the Liberals (41%), compared to just more than a third who will support the PCs (35%).