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,

    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
    3. danR posted on 05/23/2014 09:51 AM
      @AC I'd like to forget about him, but he really is a threat to the entire Canadian body politic.

      What kind of example is he setting to future candidates that they can successfully run on a debatable record, while trashing their lives and trash-talking and bullying all and sundry (including their own spouses), with complete impunity?

      This bears no resemblance to the Canada and its values that I grew up with, and would be intolerable in all other decent nations.
    4. Mark7 posted on 05/23/2014 12:17 PM
      @AC You show how small minded you are in glorious technicolour here, above your usual drivel, son. Comments like yours prove many here are children in maturity.. How can you look at yourself in the mirror and be proud?
    5. Sammy from Scarborough posted on 05/23/2014 03:11 PM
      @Karl Burgin "thunder" ?????
      That wasn't thunder you heard or wanted to say yourself.

      That was only a fart in a wind storm.
    6. Remove Rob Ford posted on 05/23/2014 03:52 PM
      @danR That will never happen. Rob Ford is history.
    7. Remove Rob Ford posted on 05/23/2014 03:54 PM
      @danR Rob Ford is history.
    8. Mark7 posted on 05/23/2014 04:06 PM
      @Remove Rob Ford We are blessed that we can learn from history...
  2. Martin posted on 05/23/2014 09:59 AM
    Rob won't run...Dough will.
    @ 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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