Matt Brown with lead for mayor, Paul Cheng in 2nd

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TORONTO September 4th, 2014 - In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 737 London, Ontario voters, one third will vote for Matt Brown (32%) in the municipal election of October 27, while one fifth will vote Paul Cheng (19%). No other candidate polls in the double digits (Joe Swan - 9%, Roger Caranci - 8%, Arnon Kaplansky - 1%). Few will vote for other candidates (5%) and one quarter are undecided (26%). Matt Brown's support is common to Gen X (45 to 54 - 44%), males (35%), the wealthiest ($80K to $100K - 44%, $100K to $250K - 43%), among property owners (35%), the best educated (post grad - 52%), provincial Liberals (38%) and west of Wellington Road and Richmond Street. Paul Cheng's vote is characteristic of the youngest (29%), the least educated (25%) and provincial PC voters (29%).


“It appears Matt Brown has appealed to what we call the "new Liberals" who have rejected the Fontana years, while the old guard seems to have coalesced around Joe Swan. Paul Cheng appeals to the Conservative minority in what is traditionally a Liberal town, which clearly espouses small "l" liberal ideas on development," said Forum Research President, Dr. Lorne Bozinoff.

Lorne Bozinoff, Ph.D. is the president and founder of Forum Research. He can be reached at or at (416) 960-9603.