Tory continues to dominate polls ahead of municipal election

Oct 11 2018, 1:48 pm

With advance polling currently underway, a new opinion survey shows that mayoral hopeful Jennifer Keesmaat is struggling to make headway on frontrunner John Tory.

Conducted by Forum Research between October 3 to 5, the survey found that incumbent Tory has a commanding lead in the race, with 56% of voter support.

Keesmaat, who has been very vocal with her disapproval of Tory, has failed to gain significant ground and with the municipal election only 11 days away she currently only holds 29% of voter support.

“Things are not looking positive for the Keesmaat campaign right now,” said Dr. Lorne Bozinoff, President of Forum Research.

“Tory looks to have a double-digit lead, and, with only two weeks to go before election day, it’s a lead that may be very difficult to erase. Politics is a game where few results are completely unpredictable, but at this point, a Keesmaat victory would almost certainly require a Tory collapse.”

Additionally, the survey found that 15% of people expressed support for one of the 33 other mayoral candidates while the rest were undecided.

The data was collected through a survey of 987 randomly selected Toronto voters. Results based on the total sample are considered accurate +/- 3%, 19 times out of 20. Subsample results will be less accurate.

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