Mayor Tory’s Approval Remains High

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Mayor Tory’s Approval Remains High

Chief Saunders’ approval increases slightly

In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 757 Toronto voters, 7-in-10 approve of the job John Tory is doing as Mayor (70%), and this is stable from the beginning of the month (October 1 - 72%). Approval of the mayor’s performance is characteristic of the oldest (75%), mid income groups ($60K to $80K - 82%) and his supporters (88%).

Chief Saunders sees approval increase slightly

Mark Saunders has the approval of 7-in-10 as well (69%), and this is a slight improvement since the beginning of the month (October 1 - 66%). Chief Sunders is liked by many of the same groups that approve of Mayor Tory with some exceptions. There is a gender gap in approval for Saunders that does not exist in the Mayor’s case; women are more likely to approve of the chief (77%) than are males (62%).

“It is interesting to note that, while the Mayor’s popularity is high across males and females, the Chief’s popularity rests more strongly with women" 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.