The Forum Poll™ - Two-thirds approve of Ford’s withdrawal

Tory’s Approval Up

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Tory’s approval up

Two-thirds approve of Ford’s withdrawal

 

Toronto, February 9th – In a random sampling of public opinion taken by The Forum Poll™ among 977 Toronto voters, more than half (58%) say they approve of the job John Tory is doing as mayor. Just over one-quarter (28%) say they disapprove, with one-sixth (14%) saying they do not know.

 

Tory’s approval is up 5 points since November (Nov 24: 53%) but his disapproval is effectively unchanged (Nov 24: 30%), as is the proportion of those that say they do not know (Nov 24: 16%).

 

 


Respondents most likely to say they approve of Tory include those aged 55-64 (65%) or 65+ (67%), the most wealthy (66%), with a college/university degree (60%) or a post-graduate degree (63%), living downtown (62%), or in North York (61%) or East York (n=88) (61%), and supporting the Liberals (67%).

 

Respondents most likely to say they disapprove of Tory include those aged 34 and younger (31%), 35-44 (30%), or 45-54 (28%), males (34%), with some college/university (32%), living in Etobicoke (39%), and supporting the PCs (38%).

 

  

Half strongly approve of Ford’s withdrawal

 

Two-thirds (TOP2: 63%) say they approve of Ford’s withdrawal from the mayor’s race, with half (50%) saying they approve strongly.


One-sixth (15%) say they disapprove, with about half of those doing so strongly (7%).

 

2 in 10 (19%) say they neither approve nor disapprove.

 

Respondents most likely to say they approve (TOP2) of Ford’s withdrawal include those aged 65+ (72%), the most wealthy (69%), with a post-graduate degree (74%), living in East York (n=88)(72%), and supporting the Liberals (72%) or NDP (74%).

 

Respondents most likely to disapprove include those aged 34 and younger (16%) or 35-44 (18%), males (18%), earning $80,000-$100,000 (24%), the least educated (19%) or with some college/university (21%), living in Etobicoke (17%) or York (n=60)(18%) and supporting the PCs (18%).

 

“A strong majority of Torontonians are pleased with Doug Ford’s withdrawal from the mayor’s race,” said Dr. Lorne Bozinoff, President of Forum Research. “Consequently, Tory’s approval has ticked upward to it’s highest level in some time.”

Lorne Bozinoff, Ph.D. is the president and founder of Forum Research. He can be reached at lbozinoff@forumresearch.com or at (416) 960-9603.