Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Toronto Mayor John "Liberal" Tory Has High Approval Poll Rating in "Liberal" Toronto

TORONTO - Mayor John Tory’s popularity is still riding high — even with Olivia Chow voters.

Tory has a 73% approval rating more than a year into his term, according to the latest Forum Research poll.

The poll, conducted Monday, found Tory is even popular with people who cast their ballot for Chow — one of his two main rivals in the last election. Around 78% of Chow voters said they approve of the job Tory has done since taking office on Dec. 1, 2014.

Those who voted for Tory definitely don’t seem to have buyer’s remorse. Around 93% of respondents who said they voted for Tory in the last election approve of the job he’s doing.

According to Forum, Tory is especially popular among older voters (79%) and the wealthiest voters (79%).

“Mayor Tory keeps going from strength to strength and none of the controversial issues he’s handled appear to have damaged his high approval ratings,” Forum president Lorne Bozinoff said in a statement. “Meanwhile, although Rob Ford has increased his popularity recently, it is notable that he can only achieve an approval rating of one half on his own home turf.”

The poll of 549 Toronto residents has a margin of error of 4%, 19 times out of 20.

Here are some other results from the poll:
Chief Mark Saunders
  • 45% approve of the job Saunders is doing as chief (48% on Dec. 30)
  • 29% disapprove
  • 25% don’t know
Councillor Rob Ford
  • 39% approval rating (up from 34% on Dec. 30)
  • 93% of Doug Ford voters approve of the job Ford is doing
  • 50% of Etobicoke residents approve of the job Ford is doing Please share this

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