John Tory’s Approval Steady

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John Tory’s Approval Steady

Toronto, April 11th, 2019 - In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 1110 Torontonians 18 years of age or older, more than half (57%) say they approve of the job John Tory is doing as mayor, which is unchanged since January (Jan 31: 56%).

He sees disapproval from a quarter (27%), which is also unchanged from January (Jan 31: 24%).

One-sixth (16%) say they don’t know whether they approve or disapprove of the job Tory is doing as mayor.

Respondents most likely to say they approve of the job John Tory is doing as Mayor include those aged 55-64 (65%) or 65+ (67%), females (60%), earning $40,000-$60,000 (65%) or $60,000-$80,000 (68%), living in North York (60%), Etobicoke (60%), or Scarborough (57%), and with some college/university (60%) or a post-graduate degree (63%).


“Post-election John Tory is in an enviable position,” said Dr. Lorne Bozinoff, President of Forum Research. “He won a massive victory, he seems relaxed and at ease in the mayoralty, and he has no obvious challengers vying to replace him. What will be interesting to watch is how the mayor navigates the challenging files he shares with the provincial and federal governments over the next few years, and how his approval tracks in response.”

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