According to the latest Forum Research poll conducted on Tuesday, Toronto mayoral race frontrunner, John Tory, seems to have a considerable lead over his opponents. The poll results released on Thursday have shown Tory in the lead at 39% while Doug Ford’s support fell to 33% and Chow remained around 23%. In addition to that, 4% of the poll respondents remained undecided or planned to vote for someone else.
A previous poll conducted on Oct 6, showed Tory at 39%, Ford at 37%, Chow at 22% and 2% voting for someone else or undecided. According to Forum president, Lorne Bozinoff, “while John Tory is not increasing his vote share, neither is he losing share, which Doug seems to have done after two very strong weeks. It may be that those strong weeks scared some support back to the Tory camp.” Furthermore, Bozinoff stated that “the one thing for sure is, Olivia Chow is not being seen as an effective counter vote to Doug.”