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Rob Ford's approval rating drops to all-time low in latest opinion poll

New Forum Research survey shows John Tory has the highest approval rating, ahead of Olivia Chow and Rob Ford

A new survey from Forum Research shows John Tory ahead in voter support.
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John Tory and Olivia Chow are likely happy to see results of the latest opinion poll on Toronto's municipal election campaign.

A new Forum Research survey conducted Wednesday shows Mayor Rob Ford's approval rating has hit a new low of 32 percent.  

That's down 6 points from 3 weeks ago.

Tory has the highest approval rating, at 68 percent.  Chow is 9 points back.

Forum also asked respondents if the election were held today, which candidate would be their choice for mayor.

36 percent say Olivia Chow.  27 percent selected John Tory and 24 percent picked Rob Ford.  

Karen Stintz and David Socknacki score in the area of 3 percent.

There have been rumours that Doug Ford is considering a run for mayor should his brother decide not to so Forum put his name on a 5-candidate list.  
Chow scored 37 percent support, Tory had 26 percent and Doug Ford came in with 20 percent; a smaller result than Rob Ford.

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  1. danR posted on 05/23/2014 09:16 AM
    Keep in mind that 32% down from 40% is only 1/5 shaved off his stable base. He's out of the public eye, but when he comes back and starts hammering away at the other candidates and talking up his debatable performance it will no doubt rebound to 38-40%.

    He can still pull this off,

    unfordunately.
    1. Karl Burgin posted on 05/23/2014 09:20 AM
      @danR Gah! You stole my thunder. Well said though. I doubt Doug Ford is going to run. And if he does, it is going to be a blood bath- unfortunately he'd be the one who would get ripped to shreds.

      Until Rob Ford comes back, or he returns to the public spot-light (so to speak), opinion polls on his numbers are moot.
    2. AC posted on 05/23/2014 09:37 AM
      @danR why don't you just leave the man alone? really..! politics is over for him just wasn't his thing. let him get on with his life maybe write a book (can he write?) work in the printing business at Deco.?
      Looks like he found true love also up in Bracebridge.
      he met a pretty woman. they enjoy mutual things like getting shtfaced and drinking and driving and putting the public at risk of death or injury. bye Rob! we all deserve happiness
  2. Martin posted on 05/23/2014 09:59 AM
    Rob won't run...Dough will.
    @ Kevin.....so funny...lol. For more years. Doug that will be he's referring to.
  3. Frankie posted on 05/23/2014 05:04 PM
    Best scenario Ford is out of picture so Tory wins. Worst case scenario -

    Chow for mayor
    Wynne for premier
    next year Trudeau for PM

    soviet union rears its ugly head in country that was called Canada
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