Joe Oliver slips behind in
Marco Mendicino, Liberal,
takes the lead
TORONTO September 22nd, 2015 - In a random
sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 634 voters in the
federal riding of Eglinton-Lawrence, well more than 4-in-10 will vote for the
Liberal standard-bearer, Marco Mendicino (44%), compared to fewer than 4-in-10
who will vote the incumbent, erstwhile Conservative Minister of Finance, Joe Oliver
(38%). Star NDP candidate Andrew Thompson attracts less than a fifth of the
vote (17%). The Greens, who have yet to nominate a candidate, are not
competitive (2%).In the beginning of August, the vote was reversed and Oliver
had slightly more than 4-in-10 (August 6 - 41%), while Mendicino had about one
third of the vote (34%).
“Eglinton-Lawrence has been a Liberal riding for decades,
back to the 70s, and it looks as if, in the wake of the 2011 upset which
elected Joe Oliver, it may be returning to its default setting," said
Forum Research President, Dr. Lorne Bozinoff.
Lorne Bozinoff, Ph.D. is
the president and founder of Forum Research. He can be reached at email@example.com
or at (416) 960-9603.