Poll: Chow Would Defeat Ford in Mayoral Race
It's still two years out and very hypothetical, but Forum Research did some robo-polling for the Star on the weekend about the next mayoral race.
It found that NDP MP Olivia Chow would narrowly defeat Mayor Rob Ford for mayor and Councillor Adam Vaughan would run a distant third. 40 percent of those asked would vote for Chow, 35 percent chose Rob Ford, 13 percent would throw their support behind Vaughan and 12 percent didn't know who they would vote for.
The last time Forum asked this question was in June and since then Chow has gained momentum. Pollster Lorne Bozinoff says Chow does well in the old city of Toronto but she also does well in the suburbs. It was only in North York that the Rob Ford got very strong support.
Chow has not ruled out a run for mayor, nor has Adam Vaughan but both have been basically saying it's too soon to make decisions.
Some 848 Torontonians were surveyed last Friday and Saturday.
(files by D. Agar)