Toronto Press Releases & Articles


Tory-Ford gap widens to 14 points

| Filed under: Toronto

More than 4-in-10 of them who are absolutely certain to vote or have voted already support John Tory for mayor (43%), in comparison to less than 3-in-10 who favour Dog Ford (29%).

Ford-Tory gap widens

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4-in-10 will vote John Tory if the city's mayoral election were held today (39%) a proportion which has stayed stable since last week (October 6 - 39%). During this period, the proportion voting Doug Ford has decreased from close to 4-in-10 (37%) to one third now (33%), and a 2 point gap has widened threefold to 6 points.

Split Opinion on Bear Hunt and Catholic School funding

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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%). Very few do not have an opinion on this volatile issue (7%).

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.

Doug Ford surges, Tory falters

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Just fewer than 4-in-10 will vote for John Tory for mayor (39%) or for Doug Ford (37%) which means these two candidates are essentially tied at this sample size. This stands in stark contrast to last week's findings (Sept. 29 - Tory 43%, Ford 33%), when the candidates were 10 points apart.

John Tory stretches lead

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Among 1167 decided and leaning Toronto voters, more than 4-in-10 will vote John Tory for mayor if the municipal election were held today (43%) while one third will vote for Doug Ford (33%). One fifth will vote Olivia Chow (20%) and very few will vote for another candidate (3%).

Tory voters most motivated

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John Tory supporters are the most committed to voting in the upcoming municipal election (91% absolutely certain), compared to Chow supporters (85%) and Doug Ford voters (81%).

Tory maintains 7 point lead over Doug Ford

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In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 1164 Toronto voters, just fewer than 4-in-10 will vote John Tory for mayor (38%), while just more than 3-in-10 will vote for Doug Ford (31%).

Rob Ford with strong lead in Ward 2

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TORONTO SEPTEMBER 12th, 2014 - In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 474 voters in Toronto's Ward 2 Etobicoke North 6-in-10 will vote for Rob Ford (59%), compared to about one quarter who will vote for his principal challenger, businessman and community organizer Andray Domise (26%).

Tory with 7 point lead over Doug Ford

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In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 1228 Toronto voters on the remarkable day when Rob Ford withdrew from the Toronto mayoral race due to illness and was replaced by his brother, more than one third (34%) will vote for Doug Ford, while just more than 4-in-10 will vote John Tory (41%).