Press Releases & Articles


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%).

More favour Tory's smart track express than DRL

| Filed under: Toronto

TORONTO June 6th, 2014 - In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 944 Toronto voters, more than half favour the Smart Track Express transit concept proposed by mayoral candidate John Tory (52%), while just 3-in-10 disapprove of the idea (29%).

Rob Ford approval continues to drop

| Filed under: Toronto

TORONTO June 6th, 2014 - In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 944 Toronto voters, approval of Mayor Rob Ford has achieved a new historic low, and he is no longer a contender in any of the tested mayoral match-ups.

18 ON swing ridings polled

| Filed under: Ontario

TORONTO JUNE 7th, 2014 - In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ of 18 individual ridings in Ontario, the Liberals are winning in 12, NDP in 4, and Conservatives in 2.