Poll shows Mayor Tory could beat Doug Ford

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If there was a choice between Mayor John Tory and mayoral hopeful Doug Ford, a clear majority of Torontonians would vote for Mayor John Tory in the next election.

The Forum Research survey, found that in a head-to-head race with Ford, 66 per cent said they would support Tory and only about 34 per cent said they would support Ford.

The poll suggests that those who most strongly support Tory include people ages 55 to 64, respondents earning between $80,000 to $100,000, those with a college, university, or post-graduate degree, and public transit users.

Those most likely to support Ford, a former Etobicoke North city councillor, include those earning between $20,000 and $40,000, the least educated, and those living in Etobicoke, according to the poll.

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When activist Desmond Cole was added to the mix, Tory still received 52 per cent support among decided and leaning voters while Ford saw about 32 per cent support. About 16 per cent of respondents said they would vote for Cole.

While about 52 per cent of respondents said they approve of the job the mayor is doing, the poll found that since September, Tory’s disapproval rating has jumped by about six percentage points to 30 per cent.

The poll, which was conducted between Nov. 21 and Nov. 22, is considered accurate plus or minus three percentage points, 19 times out of 20.

Given that the Mayor John Tory has been doing a really good job overall is a primary factor which points to his possible re-election.- CINEWS

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