Press Releases & Articles


John Tory maintains narrowing lead in Toronto campaign

| Filed under: Toronto

– In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 1945 Toronto voters five days after Karen Stintz dropped out of the mayoral race, just more than a third will vote for John Tory in the municipal election on October 27 (34%), while just more than 3-in-10 will vote for Rob Ford (31%).

Support for Israel trends up in Canada

| Filed under: National

In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 1798 Canadian voters, just more than one quarter now say they lean to the Israeli side in the Mideast conflict (26%), up from one fifth in December 2012, at the time of the UN resolution granting Palestine observer status (22%), and also up from previously (July 2012 - 16%).

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).

Mississauga mayor's race stalled in tie

| Filed under: Toronto

In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among a sample of 696 Mississauga voters, almost exactly equal proportions, just more than a quarter, will vote either for Steve Mahoney (27%) or Bonnie Crombie (26%) for mayor in the municipal election scheduled for October 27.

Peter Mansbridge biggest name in Canadian broadcasting

| Filed under: National, Social Issues

In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 1798 Canadian adults, the plurality cite CBC news anchor Peter Mansbridge (31%) as the "biggest name in Canadian broadcasting".

Liberal lead tightens

| Filed under: National

In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 1798 Canadian voters, just more than 4-in-10 will vote Liberal in the next election (41%), giving the party a nine point lead over the Conservatives (32%). This is in comparison to last month at this time when the spread was sixteen points (July 19, 2014 - Liberals - 44%, Conservatives - 28%).

Two thirds support legalization/decriminalization for marijuana

| Filed under: National, Social Issues

In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 1798 Canadian voters, two thirds (66%) express their support for either complete legalization and taxation of marijuana (35%) or decriminalization for small amounts (31%).

One third fear world war in Ukraine

| Filed under: National

In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 1798 Canadian voters, one third believe we are at risk of a third World War in the Ukraine (34%), and a third also believe a new Cold War exists between Canada and Russia (33%).

7-in-10 want Fennell to resign

| Filed under: Social Issues

In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 1178 Brampton voters, as many as 7-in-10 want Mayor Susan Fennell to resign (69%), and even more disapprove of the way she's doing her job (79%).

Wards of Toronto: Most council incumbents tested are safe

| Filed under: Toronto

In a series of random samplings of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ in selected Toronto municipal wards, most incumbents appear to be safe, with the exception of Giorgio Mammolitti in Ward 7 York West.