Press Releases & Articles


Strong opposition to selling Lotto to private sector

| Filed under: Ontario, Social Issues

In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 1079 Ontario voters, just less than one half disagree with Catholic schools receiving public funding in the province (48%), while just fewer agree that they should continue to do so (45%).

Mahoney pulling away from Crombie in Mississauga

| Filed under: Ontario

In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum PollTM among 557 Mississauga voters, just slightly more will vote for Steve Mahoney for mayor in the municipal election of October 27 (40%) than will vote for Bonnie Crombie (36%).

Majority want Fennell charged in Brampton expenses scandal

| Filed under: Ontario

In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 928 Brampton voters, more than half think Mayor Fennell should be charged with a crime in the expenses scandal (55%), while half this proportion think otherwise (28%) and somewhat fewer don't have an opinion (17%).

John Tory stretches lead

| Filed under: Toronto

Among 1167 decided and leaning Toronto voters, more than 4-in-10 will vote John Tory for mayor if the municipal election were held today (43%) while one third will vote for Doug Ford (33%). One fifth will vote Olivia Chow (20%) and very few will vote for another candidate (3%).

Eisenberger with mayoral lead in Hamilton

| Filed under: National

Just more than one quarter will vote for Fred Eisenberger for mayor in the upcoming municipal election (26%), compared to a sixth who will vote for Brad Clark (17%). Eisenberger has twice the support of Brian McHattie (12%) or any other candidates (11%).

Tory voters most motivated

| Filed under: Toronto

John Tory supporters are the most committed to voting in the upcoming municipal election (91% absolutely certain), compared to Chow supporters (85%) and Doug Ford voters (81%).

Tory maintains 7 point lead over Doug Ford

| Filed under: Toronto

In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 1164 Toronto voters, just fewer than 4-in-10 will vote John Tory for mayor (38%), while just more than 3-in-10 will vote for Doug Ford (31%).

Watson with clear lead over Maguire for mayor

| Filed under: National

In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 1096 Ottawa voters, more than 4-in-10 will vote for incumbent mayor Jim Watson (44%), compared to fewer than half this proportion who will vote for his nearest contender, Mike Maguire (17%).

All tied up in New Brunswick

| Filed under: National

Exactly equal proportions, 4-in-10, will vote for Brian Gallant's Liberals or David Alward's Progressive Conservatives (40% each). This stands in contrast to last week, when the Liberals held a healthy lead (September 11, Liberals - 42%, Progressive Conservatives - 32%).

Australia, Switzerland, Sweden most favoured nations

| Filed under: National

In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 1581 Canadians 18 years of age and older, Australia posted the highest favourable score (86%) and an extremely high net favourable score (favourable minus unfavourable) of +78 when respondents were presented with a list of 10 OECD countries.