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Poll Position: Torontonians Think Mayor Rob Ford Should Step Aside or Resign

Three quarters of respondents say Mayor Rob Ford has to go, one way or another.


Which course of action do you think Mayor Rob Ford should take right now?

Resign as mayor, get treatment for his admitted conditions, and get out of politics altogether, because he should not be in elected office: 41%

Step aside as mayor and have someone temporarily be in his place, go into a treatment program for three or four months, and then return: 35%

Do as he says he will: stay in his job, not repeat any previous behaviour, get back to work because he loves his job and wants to fight for taxpayers: 24%

Poll taken: November 8-12, 2013
Sample size: 665
Margin of Error: +/-4.3%
Methodology: Online panel
Conducted by: Ipsos Reid

NOTES: Mayor Rob Ford is going to be spending much of the remainder of the week trying not to be sidelined. Today, council is debating whether to ask him to apologize for his actions and take a leave of absence. On Friday, during a special meeting called just for this purpose, council will consider stripping the mayor of some of his key administrative powers. If this poll is anything to go by, a whopping 75 per cent of Torontonians would prefer a simpler solution: the mayor’s resignation, or his temporary absence from City Hall.