POLL: Torontonians continue to support Fords message

39% of respondents suggest they would consider supporting Ford in the next municipal election...

A new Ipsos Reid poll done for Newstalk1010, suggests you shouldn't write Mayor Ford off in the next election just yet.

39% of the people polled suggest they would consider voting for Ford in the next municipal vote, with 18% strongly in favour of supporting Ford.

But it's his message that resonates with voters in Toronto.

Almost two thirds, or 62% of people think that council should continue with Fords 'fiscal responsibility' message.

But John Wright from Ipsos Reid says Toronto is really a tale of two thoughts.

Downtown residents want nothing to do with Ford; his image, his message... nothing.

But in the suburbs is where his support has typically been the strongest, and continues to be hearty. Half of Scarborough and 50% of people in East York suggest they would consider voting for Ford in the next election.

When it comes to Ford getting stripped of his powers, 64% agree that doing so, was the proper thing to do.

What could be seen as a shocking, is that another 2/3rds of the respondents suggest it's appropriate for Deputy Mayor Norm Kelly to represent the City of Toronto in talks with other politcal leaders, like Premier Kathleen Wynne.

The poll was conducted between December 9th and the 13th and spoke with 485 Torontonians. It is accurate +/- 5.1 percentage points.

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  1. Jonathan posted on 12/18/2013 06:28 PM
    A crackhead who stands up for taxpayers is FAR preferable to another fast-spending union mouthpiece. As long as Ford keeps running and keeps cutting wasteful spending, I'll keep voting for him.
    1. Peter posted on 12/18/2013 08:26 PM
      @Jonathan .
      Thank you for your comment Jonathan.

      Yes, you'r in company with a large populace who would vote for Mayor Ford.

      The most recent poll from Ipso Reid states:

      Half of Scarborough (51%) and York/East York (50%) residents state they’d consider voting for Rob Ford in the next municipal election, followed by residents of North York (40%).

      That's: 51%, 50%, 40% He just has to win some downtown , then he's in.

      Good going Mayor Ford.
  2. JohnVoter posted on 12/18/2013 07:07 PM
    This continues to reinforce the notion that the financial responsibility and money saving trump ANY platform. People can forgive a politician for almost anything EXCEPT wasteful spending.

    The reason he has gotten this far and will perhaps be the next mayor is that he continues to be the only person who is absolutely 100% reliable when it concerns our money. I value this beyond any other trait ten fold

    Hes got my vote.
    1. Jack posted on 12/18/2013 07:13 PM
      @JohnVoter Exactly! I don't care one way or the other if he's an unpleasant person, just like I don't care if Wynne runs an orphanage for puppies in her spare time; we're not electing a class president, we're electing someone to make important decisions with the money that we work hard to earn.
  3. CoffeeCon posted on 12/18/2013 07:32 PM
    +1 vote for Ford, the best thing to happen municipally in 20 years.
    1. Peter posted on 12/18/2013 08:15 PM
      @CoffeeCon Thank you for your comment CoffeeCon.

      - - I'm in with you. +1 vote

  4. Joao posted on 12/18/2013 07:38 PM
    nothing new with this poll. his support is no more than 15%_20% and it's all in the burbs.
    he looses to everyone of the names talked in the press.
    his disrespect for the office of mayor and his wasting taxpayer time and money is revolting.
    anyone who supports him is also ok with blatant drinking and driving never mind anything else.
    If you have kids and support him tells me everything I need to know about you as parents. Makes me sick to my stomach your disregard for safety of our children.
    1. Peter posted on 12/18/2013 08:18 PM
      @Joao .
      Thank you for your comment Joao.

      His support is way higher that you quote. You made a big mistake.
      In some of the burbs he is 50% and 51%

      * * * VOTE FOR MAYOR FORD * * *
  5. AC posted on 12/18/2013 07:51 PM
    I find it sad and comical at the people who continue to support this man.
    you pretend you care about our city but I really don't think you do
    not surprised you probably live your lives in the same way. cheat/lie/deceive/no morals/no ethics. most important no respect for yourself for your family or the citizens of this city
    1. Peter posted on 12/18/2013 08:10 PM
      @AC .
      Thank you for your comment AC

      Most of his support is from the suburbs. So that is pretty well sewn up for him. All he has to do is win some downtown support, then he is in.

      Good going Mayor Ford.

      Thank you Newstalk 1010

  6. Peter posted on 12/18/2013 08:07 PM

    * * * VOTE FOR MAYOR FORD * * *

    1. Gino posted on 12/18/2013 08:44 PM
      @Peter you're nothing but a bottom feeder. get a life, get yourself an education
  7. REALITY BITES posted on 12/19/2013 06:57 AM
    Well, ... there you go, Ford Nation.

    Core vote - 18% (down from 22% last weekend)
    "Would consider Ford" - 39%
    Would NOT consider Ford - 61%

    These latest results backs up the other Ipsos Reid poll done last weekend where 4 "what-if" scenarios showed that Ford would lose to ANY combination of Stinz / Tory / Chow.

    "Dead" mayor-in-name-only walking.
    1. Karl Burgin posted on 12/19/2013 10:31 AM
      @REALITY BITES the saying is true- reality does bite.
  8. don was right posted on 12/19/2013 09:17 AM
    So in the last week council p*ssed $4 million down the drain on rescuing Bixi and subsidizing the thing through Green P fees, and wanted to increase water rates 9%, not to spend on water, but on :"infrastructure" which would probbaly include bike lanes and more miller toilets. I still have Ford For Mayor bumper stickers ready to go.
  9. justsaying posted on 12/19/2013 09:41 AM
    The delusional people want to believe the lair is reformed. Since he just admitted another lie last night, I'd say this city is done with being disrespected by the city's highest official. Ford Nation will be obliterated in the next election.
    1. Karl Burgin posted on 12/19/2013 10:30 AM
      @justsaying can stop fighting so hard now.
      You're now in the unpopular group.
  10. john posted on 12/19/2013 11:01 AM
    who cares what people do in private i don't .
    yes my vote is for ford as well .
    ford is not a crackhead i watched jay leno he had whoopy Goldberg on and he asked her what she thinks .

    she said hes to fat to be a crackhead .
    1. jm posted on 12/19/2013 11:12 AM
      @john So you're saying that people who break the law in private should not be held accountable? Interesting concept, should free up the courts and a lot of jail cells.

      Whoopi is right except that crackheads don't eat and drink. Ford has some real substance abuse issues, all focused on instant gratification...hence the lies and attacks on those that prevent him getting and eating his sugar.
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