Tory headed for victory with 12 point lead

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Chow loses share

TORONTO OCTOBER 26th, 2014 - In a final random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ two days before Toronto's mayoral election among 986 likely, decided and leaning Toronto voters and those who had voted already, well more than 4-in-10 will support John Tory for mayor (44%), while just one third will vote Doug Ford (32%) for a 12 point lead. Just more than a fifth will vote Olivia Chow (21%), and very few will vote for another candidate (3%). This is similar to vote shares seen last week (October 20 - Tory 43%, Ford 29%, Chow 25%), although Olivia Chow has seen her share slip, while Doug Ford's has increased slightly.

"The Tory story has been one of slow and steady progression from third to first place, and he seems destined, finally, to be mayor on Tuesday morning. By contrast, Olivia Chow may have teased us too long, peaked too early and lost relevance by the end of the campaign. Doug Ford had Ford Nation on his side, of course, but there's a hard ceiling of about 35% on that group, and it doesn't appear to be enough to defeat the consensus candidate," 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.