Liberals and NDP tied in Sudbury

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Liberals and NDP tied in Sudbury

Thibeault with high awareness, Olivier and Shawbonquit with highest approvals

TORONTO January 13th, 2015 - In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 801 voters in the Ontario provincial riding of Sudbury, where a by-election will take place February 5th, relatively equal proportions of voters, about 4-in-10, will vote either for the Liberal candidate, Glenn Thibeault (40%) or the NDP candidate, Suzanne Sawbonquit (42%). About one tenth will vote Paula Peroni, the PC candidate (13%) and very few will vote either the Green candidate, David Robinson (3%) or the former Liberal, now independent candidate, Andrew Olivier (1%).

Thibeault with highest awareness, Olivier and Shawbonquit have best approvals

While Glenn Thibeault is the best known candidate (96% aware), his approval is characteristic of just one half (51%), greater than that for Paula Peroni (aware - 74%, approve - 37%), but less than that for less well-known candidates (Suzanne Shawbonquit, aware - 67%, approve - 68% and Andrew Olivier, aware 83%, approve - 68%). Thibeault's approvals are, in fact, equal to those of the least known candidate, David Robinson of the Green Party (aware - 32%, approve 51%).

Despite Glenn Thibeault's high profile in this riding as the former NDP MP, it is shaping up to be a horserace between him and Suzanne Shawbonquit, the new NDP candidate, and this is helped along by the deep New Democrat roots in this riding," said Forum Research President, Dr. Lorne Bozinoff.

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