majority want Fennell charged with municipal fraud
Two thirds or more approve of Jeffrey, are happy with election
15th, 2015 - In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the
Forum Poll™ among 843 Brampton voters, fully 7-in-10 agree former Mayor Susan
Fennell should be charged with municipal fraud for her part in the city hall
spending scandal (70%). Fewer than one fifth disagree (17%) and about a tenth
have no opinion on the issue (13%). Agreement that Fennell should face charges
is typical of the youngest (75%), the less wealthy ($20K to $40K - 75%), the
wealthy ($80K to $100K - 80%) and John Sanderson voters (81%).
Half say Jeffrey will clean up Fennell’s mess
half agree Mayor Jeffrey will clean up “the mess left by the spending scandal
at city hall” (47%), while just more than a quarter disagree (28%). One quarter
do not express an opinion (25%).
Two thirds agree firings are needed, less agreement Jeffrey will
two thirds agree firings need to take place among senior city hall staff (66%),
fewer agree Mayor Jeffrey will carry out these firings (44%). Less than a fifth
disagree staff need to be fired (16%) while close to 4-in-10 disagree the new
mayor will carry them out (38%). In each case, about one fifth don’t share an
opinion (17% and 18%, respectively).
Two thirds approve of Mayor Jeffrey
thirds of Brampton voters approve of the job Linda Jeffrey is doing as mayor
(66%), while one third do not approve (34%). By the same token, as many as
7-in-10 voters are happy with the outcome of the mayoral election (70%), while
one quarter are not happy (26%). Approving of Mayor Jeffrey is characteristic of
the mid aged (45 to 54 - 73%) and oldest (73%), mid income groups ($40K to $60K
- 72%) and wealthiest ($100K to $250K - 73%), provincial Liberals (74%) and New
Democrats (77%) who live east of Hurontario (72%), primarily southeast (76%).
Being happy with the outcome of the mayoral election is common to the
wealthiest ($100K to $250K - 76%), provincial Liberals (77%) and New Democrats
“While Mayor Jeffrey does not match the
extremely high approval ratings for her neighbour, Mayor Crombie of
Mississauga, nor does she, nor anyone else, approach the stratospheric approval
ratings enjoyed by Mayor McCallion, yet she has endeared herself to the voters
of Brampton. While they agree she will take the necessary steps to clean up the
mess left behind by the Fennell administration, there is some doubt she will
fire those responsible, something most voters agree needs to be done," said Forum
Research President, Dr. Lorne Bozinoff.
Lorne Bozinoff, Ph.D. is the president and founder of Forum
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