One half in Mississauga want to split from Peel

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One half in Mississauga want to split from Peel

Satisfaction with Peel high; satisfaction with Mississauga higher

TORONTO April 18th, 2016 - In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 1548 voters in Peel region, one half of Mississauga residents approve of the plan to split from Peel (52%), while one quarter disagree (25%) and one quarter has no opinion (23%). Among residents of Peel Region in total, just one third approve of Mississauga going its own way (32%), while one half disapprove (50%) and one fifth don’t know (19%). There is little enthusiasm for Brampton to separate from the Region, neither among Peel residents in total (23%) nor among Brampton residents (32%).

Among Mississaugans, interest in seceding is highest among males (58%) rather than females (47%), mid income groups ($40K to $60K - 61%), the best educated (post grad - 63%), and among those who voted PC in the last provincial election (58%), rather than those who voted NDP (37%).

Satisfaction with Peel relatively high

Among Peel residents in total, three quarters are satisfied with the services they receive from the Region (73%), and about one quarter are “very satisfied” (23%). One half are “somewhat satisfied” (48%). These levels of satisfaction are shared by residents of Mississauga as well (satisfied - 74%), “very satisfied” - 26%, “somewhat satisfied” - 47%).

Satisfaction with Mississauga even higher

Residents of Mississauga give their city even higher ratings for satisfaction with services than they do the Region (satisfied - 80%, “very satisfied” - 37%, “somewhat satisfied” - 44%). Residents of Brampton are slightly less satisfied with the services they receive from their city than they are with those from the Region (satisfied - 70%, “very satisfied” - 20%, “somewhat satisfied” - 50%). Satisfaction with services received from the Town of Caledon is high as well (satisfied - 77%, “very satisfied” - 35%, "somewhat satisfied” - 44%).

One half approve of Mayor Jeffrey in Brampton, more approve of Mayor Crombie in Mississauga

One half of Brampton voters approve of the job Linda Jeffrey is doing as mayor (54%), and her approval is especially characteristic of mid aged groups (45 to 64 - 57%), the wealthy ($80K to $100K - 60%) and the best educated (post grad - 57%).

In Mississauga, meanwhile, three quarters of voters approve of Bonnie Crombie as mayor (72%), and this is especially the case among the oldest (76%), females (76%) and mid income groups ($40K to $60K - 80%).

 “It appears, while the majority of Mississauga voters would like to leave the Regional Municipality, the residents of Peel are not so eager to see them go. Brampton appears to be happy as it is, even though residents are less satisfied with their city services than are their neighbours in Mississauga," 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.