Tory Still Leads Keesmaat

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Tory Still Leads Keesmaat

Tory’s approval more than half

Toronto, October 9th – In a random sampling of public opinion taken by The Forum Poll™ among 987 Toronto voters, amongst those decided and leaning, Tory sees support from more than half of voters (56%) unchanged from September (September 25: 56%).


Keesmaat sees support from almost one-third (29%) similar to where she was in September (September 25: 28%).


The other candidates see support from about one-sixth (15%).

Tory’s approval climbs


Tory’s approval (56%) is up four points since September (September 25: 52%) and his disapproval (30%) is about the same (September 25: 32%).


About one-sixth (13%) say they do not know.



“Things are not looking positive for the Keesmaat campaign right now,” said Dr. Lorne Bozinoff, President of Forum Research. “Tory looks to have a double-digit lead, and, with only 2 weeks to go before election day, it’s a lead that may be very difficult to erase. Politics is a game where few results are completely unpredictable, but at this point, a Keesmaat victory would almost certainly require a Tory collapse.”


Lorne Bozinoff, Ph.D. is the president and founder of Forum Research. He can be reached at or at (416) 960-9603.