The live telephone survey of 800 residents conducted this week found that the former leader of the Progressive Conservative party had 35% support among decided voters, compared to Olivia Chow’s 31% and Rob Ford’s 27%. The margin of error is plus or minus 3.5 percentage points, 19 times out of twenty.
Karen Stintz and David Soknacki continue to languish at the bottom of the popularity rating, with 4% a piece.
The poll, conducted by Maple Leaf Strategies, found 15% of respondents are undecided. When the undecided vote is taken into account, support for the top three candidates splits to 30% for Mr. Tory, 26% for Ms. Chow and 23% for Mr. Ford. Another recent poll by Forum Research found the three top contenders in a virtual tie, while a poll by Nanos gave Mr. Tory a more comfortable lead.
John Tory has slight edge in mostly two-way Toronto mayoral race with Olivia Chow, new poll says | National Post
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