Mahoney, Crombie in tie for Mississauga Mayor

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Mahoney, Crombie in tie for Mississauga Mayor

TORONTO, APRIL 12th, 2014 - In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 612 Mississauga voters, equal proportions say they will vote former MP and MPP Steve Mahoney (27%) or Councillor Bonnie Crombie (25%) for mayor if the Mississauga municipal election were held today. Mahoney attracts the votes of the oldest (37%), the least educated (35%) and among Catholics (35%). Crombie is popular among the oldest (29%), mid income groups ($40K to $60K - 39%), non-Christians (35%). Mahoney and Crombie are in a tie north of Eglinton Avenue (30% and 28%, respectively), while Mahoney is preferred to Crombie south of this (27% and 22%, respectively). These findings represent a very slight increase for Bonnie Crombie since the last time we polled this race (March 19 - Mahoney 29%, Crombie 22%).

Approval for Hazel continues to be high, also for candidates

Almost all Mississaugans approve of the job Hazel McCallion is doing as mayor (85%), and this is consistent with past findings (March 19 - 86%). Six-in-ten are aware of Bonnie Crombie (60%), and, of these, a similar proportion approve of her (61%). Fewer are aware of Steve Mahoney (47%), but approval is high as well (63%).


This race has settled in since the last time we polled it and both leading candidates are pretty evenly matched. They're both running active campaigns, so we may expect to see one of them try something surprising to break out of the tie," 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.