High approval for Crombie as mayor

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High approval for Crombie as mayor

Close to half approve of $3.8 billion transit plan

TORONTO January 15th, 2015 - In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 845 voters in Mississauga, close to three quarters approve of the job Bonnie Crombie is doing as mayor (72%) and this puts her close to Hazel McCallion levels of approval. Approval is characteristic of the oldest (82%), females (76%) rather than males (67%), provincial Liberal voters (81%) in the southeast corner of the city (77%).

Two thirds happy with mayoral election outcome

Two thirds of the voters in Mississauga are happy with the recent election outcome in the city (67%), especially among the younger and oldest (75% each), the least wealthy (77%), provincial Liberals (75%) and, of course, among Bonnie Crombie voters (94%).

Close to half approve of $3.8 Billion transit plan

Almost half the voters in Mississauga approve of Mayor Crombie’s $3.8 billion transit plan (45%), while about one third disapprove (32%). Three-in-ten don’t have an opinion on the issue (29%).

Just one third agree city can afford $3.8 billion for transit

One third of Mississauga voters agree the city can afford $3.8 billion for transit (34%), whereas more than 4-in-10 disagree. One quarter don’t share an opinion (24%).

Despite the relatively high enthusiasm for what, at first glance, appears to be a hugely expensive project, the very size of the price tag has the effect of muting enthusiasm, despite the perceived need for transit," said Forum Research President, Dr. Lorne Bozinoff.

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.