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POLL: John Tory in lead with 42% voter support

The Nanos Research survey for CTV News and the Globe and Mail shows Tory with 42 per cent support of decided voters. Rob Ford trails with 28 per cent, and Olivia Chow sits at 26 per cent.

John Tory has a comfortable lead in the mayoral race, according to a new poll.

The Nanos Research survey for CTV News and the Globe and Mail shows Tory with 42 per cent support of decided voters. Rob Ford trails with 28 per cent, and Olivia Chow sits at 26 per cent. David Soknacki is far behind with 3 per cent support. 

Breaking up the numbers based on parts of the city, Tory has strong support across the city except Etobicoke. Chow has strength in Old Toronto with 32 per cent support. Ford has 35 per cent support in both Etobicoke and Scarborough.

The poll also shows that 58 per cent of people think that Toronto's reputation has worsened over the past four years, while 21 per cent think it has remained the same and 17 per cent think it has improved.

More details from the poll will be released in the morning. 

The survey was conducted between Aug 27th and 31st.

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  1. AbbyW posted on 09/02/2014 07:51 PM
    Let's hope those numbers remain. IMO Chow couldn't run a lemonade stand without millions in government money. The thought that people would vote for her to run this city is beyond frightening.
  2. AbbyW posted on 09/02/2014 07:51 PM
    Let's hope those numbers remain. IMO Chow couldn't run a lemonade stand without millions in government money. The thought that people would vote for her to run this city is beyond frightening.
  3. Fact Provider posted on 09/02/2014 09:24 PM
    These results are far more accurate than the recent joke from Forum Research (remember them? - they predicted a majority conservative government provincially).

    The numbers for Ford - 28% - are an aberration, and they will drop.
    Chow is right where she belongs, proving that 26% of Toronto voters don't recognize a left wing "also-ran" when they see one.

    Now, Ms Chow, it's time for you to retire from the race graciously - you cannot win.

    Now, Mr. Ford, it'[s time for you to disappear from the Toronto political scene forever.

    Now Mr. Tory, it is time to consolidate what you have, build on it some more and start getting the election day ground game in motion.
    1. AbbyW posted on 09/03/2014 08:37 AM
      @Fact Provider Chow is a nobody who's only claim to fame is the fact she was married to Jack Layton, at least to those fans of Jack Layton. Let's hope sensible heads prevail at election time.
  4. StuG posted on 09/02/2014 09:48 PM
    how come I never get a call?
    I don't put too much into polls.
    are these landline people older people?
    that means Humpty will get smacked around into 3rd place.
    how Soknacki doesn't blow him away shows me more the intelligence of some voters.
    Or lack of it.
  5. CynthiaT_3 posted on 09/03/2014 08:06 AM
    As much as I like Rob Ford unless the existing city council is replaced with more right leaning people, Ford would still have a hard time getting any cooperation
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    I guess it will have to be "red" Tory, Tory. He will go along with whomever makes him popular. ABC, Anyone But Chow.
    1. DawnP_5509 posted on 09/03/2014 10:26 AM
      @CynthiaT_3 It is a Nanos poll of 1000 people on a long weekend...

      35 Councillors are up for reelection. In the 8 open races; Kathy's son Mikey changed his last name to Ford to run in Ward 2.
      Someone with the last name Holyday is running in Ward 3.
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