Tory still top choice for mayor

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Tory still top choice for mayor

2 in 5 would vote for John Tory if he were running

Toronto, April 27th – In a random sampling of public opinion taken by The Forum Poll™ among 1022 Toronto residents, 40% said they would vote for John Tory if he were running for mayor in the upcoming election. Support was higher among respondents aged 45 and over (46%-52%) than respondents aged 18 to 44 (26%-34%). Nearly half of those in North York (46%) and Etobicoke (48%) would vote for the outgoing mayor.

Among those decided and leaning, 44% would vote for Tory, compared to 18% for Olivia Chow and 10% for Josh Matlow.

“Tory continues to enjoy notable popularity,” said Dr. Lorne Bozinoff, President of Forum Research. “Voters seem willing to see him return to the job.”

The poll was conducted by Forum Research with the results based on an interactive voice response telephone survey of 1022 randomly selected Toronto residents over the age of 18, 72% by cellphone and 28% on landlines. The poll was conducted from April 25th to April 26th, 2023. Results based on the total sample are considered accurate +/- 3%, 19 times out of 20. Subsample and regional results will be less accurate. Margins of error for subsample results are available at

This research is not necessarily predictive of future outcomes, but rather captures opinion at one point in time.

With offices across Canada and around the world, 100% Canadian owned Forum Research is one of the country’s leading survey research firms.

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