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New Poll Shows Rob Ford's Return Not Helping His Popularity
Forum Research poll shows nearly 6 in 10 do not think the mayor will stay clean and sober.
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Mayor Rob Ford's return from rehab did not give him a boost in popularity, in fact it has done just the opposite.

Forum Research surveyed nearly 12-hundred voters on Wednesday and nearly 6 in 10 do not think the Mayor will stay clean and sober until Election Day in October.

If he does stay clean, 26 percent of Ford Nation says they would vote for him again.  However, nearly 7 in 10 won't give him a second chance. 

There are now more people (62%) calling for the Mayor to resign compared to 58 percent near the end of June.

Of the 60 percent of Torontonians who listened or watched Ford's speech on Monday, 60 percent said the explanations and apologies were not satisfactory.

What does this mean for the other candidates in the Mayor's race?  John Tory has the highest approval rating at 63 percent.  Olivia Chow sits at 57 percent.  David Socknacki's approval rating is 44 percent while Karen Stintz sits at 41%.  Rob Ford's approval rating is 31 percent.

In a 5 way race, Olivia Chow would win with 36 percent while John Tory would pull in 27%.   Rob Ford would only squeak out 26% of the vote.

If Rob Ford were to withdraw from the race, John Tory would win it with 38% followed by Olivia Chow with 36%, which is a statistical dead heat.

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Mayor Rob Ford's return from rehab did not give him a boost in popularity, in fact it has done just the opposite.

Forum Research surveyed nearly 12-hundred voters on Wednesday and nearly 6 in 10 do not think the Mayor will stay clean and sober until Election Day in October.

If he does stay clean, 26 percent of Ford Nation says they would vote for him again.  However, nearly 7 in 10 won't give him a second chance. 

There are now more people (62%) calling for the Mayor to resign compared to 58 percent near the end of June.

Of the 60 percent of Torontonians who listened or watched Ford's speech on Monday, 60 percent said the explanations and apologies were not satisfactory.

What does this mean for the other candidates in the Mayor's race?  John Tory has the highest approval rating at 63 percent.  Olivia Chow sits at 57 percent.  David Socknacki's approval rating is 44 percent while Karen Stintz sits at 41%.  Rob Ford's approval rating is 31 percent.

In a 5 way race, Olivia Chow would win with 36 percent while John Tory would pull in 27%.   Rob Ford would only squeak out 26% of the vote.

If Rob Ford were to withdraw from the race, John Tory would win it with 38% followed by Olivia Chow with 36%, which is a statistical dead heat.

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