Poll Shows Tory in Lead, Chow Dropping to Third Place

This article was last updated on April 16, 2022

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Latest Forum Research poll has found John Tory to havebumped on top of the list in the Toronto mayoral race at the expense of Olivia Chow’s wavering campaign. According to the latest August 5-6 survey, Tory secured the highest 35% support, with Mayor Rob Ford keeping steady at 27% and Olivia Chow decreasing abruptly to 25%. Whereas the two other contenders, namely David Soknacki and Karen Stintz, turned out to be inconsiderable in the race with 5% and 4%, support respectively.

This is the first time that Mr. Tory have turned out on top in the Forum’s polling this year. According to previous polls, Chow managed to be in lead before dropping to a tie on July 21. The pollsters noticed that Mr. Tory’s support has increased in the Forum Poll since his announcement of the 53-kilometre “SmartTrack” rail plan. The plan is predicted to cost $8-billion and aims build 22-station construction project based on electrifying existing regional GO lines.

In his signatory remarks, Forum Research president Lorne Bozinoff mentioned that “it seems a lot more voters are finding John Tory shares their views, or else they think he has a heck of a transit plan, because this is a significant shift in support in his favour. In addition, they will vote for the candidate who can beat Ford, and that may be increasingly seen to be Tory.” The former Progressive Conservative leader and radio host also has secondary numbers in the poll that suggest he has room to grow in support.

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