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Poll Position: Rob Ford Gaining Support, Olivia Chow Losing Ground

The first poll since Karen Stintz exited the race shows John Tory has retained his position as frontrunner, and Olivia Chow is losing momentum.


If a mayoral election were held today, who would you vote for if the
candidates were Rob Ford, John Tory, David Soknacki, and Olivia Chow?

Rob Ford: 31%

John Tory: 34%

David Soknacki: 4%

Olivia Chow: 23%

Some other candidate: 1%

Don’t know: 6%

Poll taken: August 25‐26, 2014
Sample size: 1,945
Margin of Error: ±2%, 19 times out of 20
Methodology: Interactive voice response telephone survey
Conducted by: Forum Research [PDF]

NOTES: The latest poll from Forum Research finds John Tory holding on to his lead in the mayoral race—falling 1 percentage point from early August—but also reveals that support for the mayor is building: Rob Ford was polling at 27 per cent earlier this month, but that’s now risen to 31 percent, putting him within 3 percentage points of first-place Tory. (It’s the first time the mayor has gone above 27 per cent in the last four-and-a-half months.) And fewer voters now believe the mayor should resign: while 63 per cent thought he should step down in early June, 50 per cent would now be in favour of such a move.

Keep reading: Poll Position: Rob Ford Gaining Support, Olivia Chow Losing Ground

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Newsstand: August 28, 2014

Tim Hortons debuted a spicy, savoury doughnut called the “Buffalo Crunch” at the Great New York State Fair this week. The treat is covered in buffalo-style chicken wing sauce and crunched-up kettle chips. If that wasn’t already enough, tortilla strips wade in a pool of buffalo sauce at the centre. Be honest, you’d probably try it. In the news: the new location for Cornerstone Place shelter gets approved by council, a UofT satellite goes rogue in space, the Rouge Valley privacy breach widens, and a Sunwing flight gets rerouted back to Toronto due to disruptive passengers.

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Keep reading: Newsstand: August 28, 2014

Newsstand: August 28, 2014

Tim Hortons debuted a spicy, savoury doughnut called the “Buffalo Crunch” at the Great New York State Fair this week. The treat is covered in buffalo-style chicken wing sauce and crunched-up kettle chips. If that wasn’t already enough, tortilla strips wade in a pool of buffalo sauce at the centre. Be honest, you’d probably try it. In the news: the new location for Cornerstone Place shelter gets approved by council, a UofT satellite goes rogue in space, the Rouge Valley privacy breach widens, and a Sunwing flight gets rerouted back to Toronto due to disruptive passengers.

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Newsstand: August 27, 2014

According to an online sports media outlet, Toronto may be under consideration to get a second NHL team in future expansion plans. Why have one team that can’t seem to get it together to win a Stanley Cup when you can have two? In the news: council bans red-light right turns at the Leaside intersection where Georgia Walsh was killed, questions about whether or not John Tory’s seven-year SmartTrack timeline is realistic, the City is forced to pay the legal fees for a successful integrity commission complaint against Maria Augimeri, and a power outage in the east end has been resolved.

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Newsstand: August 26, 2014

The latest edition of the Farmers’ Almanac goes on sale this week, and it calls for yet another frigid, snowy winter. Let joy be unconfined. In the news: Stiffer penalties are en route for texting while driving, a doctor says that medical professionals should be able to report drunk drivers, several cyclist injuries on Lake Shore Boulevard, and tainted dog treats found in an Etobicoke park.

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