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Majority supports olympic bid
Bid support won’t hurt councillors
TORONTO JULY 27th
- In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 755
Toronto voters, the clear majority, about 6-in-10, would support a bid to hold
the 2024 Olympic Games (61%). Three-in-ten would oppose this bid (30%) and one
tenth don’t form an opinion (9%).
Support for an
Olympic Bid is common to the youngest (under 35 - 73%) and least common to the
oldest (65+ - 43%). Provincial PC voters are less likely to support a bid (46%)
than are Liberals (62%) or New Democrats (58%).
Twice as many will vote for a councillor
who supports bid as won’t
More than one
half of voters will cast a ballot for a councillor who supports an Olympic bid
(52%), while half this proportion say they will not (26%). Incidence of
withholding one’s vote is highest among older citizens (55 to 64 - 38%, 65+ -
32%). Of the 3-in-10 (30%) Torontonians who oppose the bid, more than three
quarters will not vote for a councillor who supports one (68%).
“There’s a warm halo emanating from the Pan Am Games right
now, and it would appear citizens no longer fear the potential congestion and
cost of an Olympics. The young remember Vancouver as being a big party, so they
aren’t afraid of the impact, either. It’s the oldest citizens who are the least
reluctant to embrace the idea,"said
Forum Research President, Dr. Lorne Bozinoff.
Lorne Bozinoff, Ph.D. is the president and
founder of Forum Research. He can be reached at email@example.com or at (416)