Press Releases & Articles


Mayor's approval, vote share up slightly as return nears

| Filed under: Toronto

In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 890 Toronto voters one week before he returns from rehab, Mayor Rob Ford's approval rating has improved slightly since the historic low noted the last time we polled, and he is more competitive in most mayoral election match ups.

Three Quarters Disapprove of Bill C-13

| Filed under: National, Social Issues

In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 1433 Canadians 18 years of age and older, fully three quarters disagreed with the central provisions of the federal government's 'anti-cyber bullying law', or bill C-13 (73%) and just 1-in-7 approve (15%).

Vast majority want CRTC to regulate cable, satellite fees

| Filed under: National, Social Issues

TORONTO JUNE 18th, 2014 – In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 1341 Canadians 18 years of age and older who were aware of how much they spent on cable and satellite TV, virtually all (92%) say cable and satellite fees are too high, and 7-in-10 use the strongest term ("much too high" - 70%).

Liberals lead in 2 Federal by-elections

| Filed under: National

TORONTO, JUNE 19th, 2014 - In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among voters in three of the four federal ridings where by-elections will take place on June 30, the Liberals have strong leads in two, while the Conservatives have an insurmountable lead in a third.

Federal Liberals consolidate lead

| Filed under: National

4-in-10 will vote Liberal if a federal election were held today (39%), compared to 3-in-10 who will vote Conservative (31%), and this represents a very slight widening in the Liberal lead since we last polled (May 22, Liberal - 36%, Conservative - 30%). Just fewer than one fifth will vote NDP (19%) and this represents a decline since last month (23%). Few will vote Green (5%) or Bloc Quebecois (4%) or for other parties (1%).

Support For Assisted Suicide Increases

| Filed under: National, Social Issues

Three quarters favour physician-assisted suicide for the terminally ill (74%), and this represents an increase since we asked this question last year (Oct. 2013 - 65%).

Prostitution Should Be Legal; Supreme Court Decision Correct; Bill C-36 Wrong - Majority

| Filed under: National, Social Issues

In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 1433 Canadians 18 years of age and older, more than half said prostitution should be legal (54%), compared to just one third who say it should not be (34%). One tenth have no opinion (12%).

Support For Assisted Suicide Increases

| Filed under: National, Social Issues

In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 1433 Canadians 18 years of age and older, fully three quarters favour physician-assisted suicide for the terminally ill (74%), and this represents an increase since we asked this question last year (Oct. 2013 - 65%).

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%).

Liberal lead widens in Ontario

| Filed under: Ontario

In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 739 likely Ontario voters three nights before election eve, more than 4-in-10 will vote Liberal (42%), compared to just more than a third who will vote PC (35%).