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Majority Support Not
Naming Stadium After Ford
Toronto, October 11th
– In a random sampling of public opinion taken by The Forum Poll™ among 813 Toronto
voters, more than half (TOP2: 55%) approve of not naming a local football
stadium after former Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, with more than 4 in 10 (41%)
saying they strongly approve of the decision, and just under one-sixth (13%)
saying they somewhat approve.
Only a quarter
(BTM2: 25%) say they disapprove of the decision not to name the stadium after
Ford, with fewer than two in ten (18%) saying they strongly disapprove, and
fewer than one in ten (7%) saying they somewhat disapprove.
likely to say they approve of the decision not to name the stadium after Ford
include anyone over the age of 34 35-44 (57%), 45-54 (57%), 55-64 (56%), and
65+ (55%), the most wealthy (72%), with a post-graduate degree (61%), living in
the former City of Toronto (70%), and supporting the NDP (71%).
likely to say they disapprove of the decision not to name the stadium after
Ford include those aged 45-54 (26%) or 55-64 (29%), earning $80,000-$100,000
(32%), the least educated (27%), with some college/university (27%) or a
college/university degree (26%), and supporting the PCs (38%).
personal-opinion of Rob Ford, his death at the age of 46 was a tragic loss for
his family and those that loved him,” said Dr. Lorne Bozinoff, President of
Forum Research. “Ford’s legacy remains controversial, and for now, the majority
are opposed to the renaming of a local football stadium in his memory.”
Ph.D. is the president and founder of Forum Research. He can be reached at email@example.com
or at (416) 960-9603.