PC Support in
Toronto Shoots Upward
Toronto, February 9th – In a random sampling of public
opinion taken by The Forum Poll™ among 977 Toronto voters, amongst those
decided and leaning, 4 in 10 (43%) say they would cast a ballot for the PCs if
an election were held today.
A third (33%) say they would support the Liberals, 2 in 10 (19%) say
they would support the NDP.
Few say they would support either the Green Party (4%) or another party (2%).
Support for the PCs has risen significantly, up 12 points since
November (Nov 24: 31%). Support for the Liberals is unchanged since November
(Nov 24: 33%), and the NDP sees a 6-point decline (Nov 24: 25%).
Respondents most likely to say they support the PCs include those
aged 35-44 (44%), 45-54 (46%), or 65+ (46%), males (48%), earning
$40,000-$60,000 (45%) or the most wealthy (48%), with a college/university
degree (49%), and living in North York (55%).
Respondents most likely to say they support the Liberals include
those aged 45-54 (34%), 55-64 (36%), or 65+ (37%), females (35%), the least
wealthy (41%), or earning $60,000-$80,000 (38%), the least educated (38%), and
living in Scarborough (45%).
Respondents most likely to say they would support the NDP include
those aged 34 and younger (23%), earning
$20,000-$40,000 (35%), with some college/university (25%), and living in
“The Progressive Conservatives have moved past
the Liberals to assume a commanding lead in the city of Toronto,” said Dr.
Lorne Bozinoff, President of Forum Research. “Perhaps the unceasing news
coverage of the Progressive Conservatives’ internal problems has proved
positive for their fortunes in the city. The PCs
should be concerned slightly by the weakening support for the NDP, however, as
a collapsing NDP vote is far more likely to help the Liberals, than it will
Ph.D. is the president and founder of Forum Research. He can be reached at
firstname.lastname@example.org or at (416) 960-9603.