Watson and Bordeleau Equally Popular
Popularity unchanged since May
In a random sampling
of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 862 Ottawa voters, as many as
three quarters approve of the jobs being done by both Mayor Jim Watson (74%)
and Chief of Police Charles Bordeleau (74%). In May of this year, when we last polled,
they were similarly matched (73% each).
Mayor Watson is
especially popular with the youngest (82%), females (79%) more than males
(70%), the wealthiest ($80K to $250K - 77%), renters (77%), mothers of children
under 18 (81%), the best educated (post grad - 80%), provincial Liberals (85%)
and New Democrats (78%) but not PC supporters so much (59%) and those who would
like to see marijuana dispensaries regulated and zoned, rather than shut down
(79%). Chief Bordeleau is especially popular among Gen X (45 to 54 - 78%),
females (80%) more than males (67%), among renters (77%), moms (80%), those who
approve of the mayor as well (80%), provincial Liberals (79%), but not so much
PCs (66%) or New Democrats (69%) and among Francophones (81%).
“Both Toronto and
Ottawa give consistently high marks to their current mayors, so these cities
are presumably happy with their governance, but it is not as common to see a
Police Chief with such high approvals” said Forum Research President,
Dr. Lorne Bozinoff.
Bozinoff, Ph.D. is the president and founder of Forum Research. He can be
reached at email@example.com or at (416) 960-9603.