Tory approval high

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Tory approval high

Highest among older, wealthier downtowners who vote PC

TORONTO, March 15th, 2015 - In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 520 Toronto voters, almost three quarters (72%) approve of the job John Tory is doing as mayor. This represents a significant jump in approval from last month (February - 65%) and the month before (January - 67%). Approval is strong amongst older voters (55 to 64 - 83%, 65+ - 81%), the wealthier ($80K to $100K - 89%), in the downtown, East York and North York (77%), property owners (79%) rather than renters (66%), and provincial PC voters (82%).

"We were in field just before the mayor announced increases to water and solid waste rates, so that’s not reflected in these approval ratings. Nonetheless, Mayor Tory has already taken some controversial decisions, and his post-honeymoon favourables have not decayed" 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.