Tight race in Scarborough
Blair no longer leads
TORONTO September 22nd, 2015 - In a random
sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 608 voters in the
federal riding of Scarborough Southwest, there is a virtual tie between the
Liberal candidate, former Toronto police chief Bill Blair (35%) and the NDP
incumbent, Dan Harris (32%). The Conservative candidate, Roshan Nallaratnam, is
not far behind at more than a quarter (27%). This compares to mid-April, when
newly announced candidate Blair had more than 4-in-10 votes (42%), while Dan
Harris had slightly more than a third (and lightly more than he has now - 34%).
“It appears the entry of a competent Conservative candidate
in this race has drawn votes away from Bill Blair, while not contributing any
to the incumbent. This one remains too close to call," said Forum Research
President, Dr. Lorne Bozinoff.
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