Hold Commanding Lead in Fortress Toronto
Toronto, July 9th – In a random sampling of public
opinion taken by The Forum Poll™ among 1143 Toronto voters, amongst those
decided and leaning, almost half (46%) say they will support the Liberals in
the next Federal election.
A quarter (26%) say they support the Conservatives.
1 in 10 (12%) say they will support the NDP, while a similar
proportion (10%) say they support the Greens.
1 in 20 (4%) say they will support the PPC, and a few will support
Respondents most likely to say they will support the Liberals
include those aged 55-64 (55%) or 65+ (53%), females (50%), the least wealthy
(49%), earning $20-40,000 (50%), or $80-100,000 (47%), living in the Former
City of Toronto (48%), East York (47%), or Scarborough (49%), and public
transit users (50%).
“The Liberals are
once again showing a dominant lead over their political rivals in Fortress
Toronto,” said Dr. Lorne Bozinoff, President of Forum Research. “But what could
be a troubling sign for the NDP, and even perhaps the Conservatives, is the
strength of the Greens. If the Greens continue to rise in the city, potentially
taking support away from the NDP, it could make it harder for the NDP to hold
their seats, and consequently make it harder for the Conservatives to benefit
from vote splitting, with a diminished NDP.”