Two Thirds Approval for the Mayor

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Two Thirds Approval for the Mayor

New, lower approvals may be the norm

In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 864 Toronto voters, two thirds approve of the way Mayor John Tory is doing his job (67%), and this is identical to last month (July 20 - 67%). However, prior to last month, Mayor Tory consistently posted approval ratings in the mid 70s, so recent findings are a decrease.

The mayor’s approval is especially common to the oldest (74%), the wealthy ($80K to $100K - 78%), in East York (76%) and among the best educated (post grad - 73%).

"Given that this approval level, though very high, is a departure from approval levels consistently in the mid-seventies since taking office, it may be assumed that the mayor is seeing a more sobereassessment of his work, now that some difficult files have been addressed, than when the only bar he had to clear was not being his predecessor” 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.