Tory supporters most enthusiastic
TORONTO AUGUST 26th, 2014 - In a random
sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 931 Toronto voters,
the majority (53%) approve of the idea of humanely euthanizing raccoons to
control their population, while just more than a quarter disagree (27%). One
fifth have no opinion (19%).
A death sentence for the masked bandits is
most common to the oldest (55+ - 59%), males (60%), the wealthiest ($80K to
$100K - 60%, $100K to $250K - 61%), in North York (57%) and Etobicoke/York
(56%), property owners (57%), provincial PC voters (62%) but not New Democrats
(36%), John Tory supporters (61%) and to those who had intended to vote for
Karen Stintz (61%).
"It's not a good year to be a raccoon in
Toronto, and these little second-storey operators should be grateful they have
a friend in Mayor Ford, who has said he does not agree with
euthanization," said Forum Research President, Dr. Lorne Bozinoff.
Lorne Bozinoff, Ph.D. is the president and founder of Forum Research. He
can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (416) 960-9603.