New poll finds nearly two-thirds of voters support John Tory for mayor
Published Friday, September 7, 2018 8:32PM EDT
Mayoral candidate John Tory speaks about SmartTrack in the Port Lands on Aug. 30, 2018. (CP24)
Sixty-three per cent of decided Toronto voters want John Tory back for a second term as the city’s mayor, a new poll suggests.
A Mainstreet Research poll conducted over Sept. 4 and 5 found that Tory had a commanding lead over leading challenger Jennifer Keesmaat, in all boroughs of the city.
“He has significant leads among every demographic and region in Toronto,” Mainstreet’s President and CEO Quito Maggi said in a news release issued Friday.
The poll found 28 per cent of respondents would support Keesmaat while 10 per cent would support another candidate.
There are 33 other people running to be Toronto’s next mayor.
One third of respondents to the poll said they were still undecided.
“People have not given much thought who to vote for given that the election is just over six weeks away,” Maggi said. “This means that there is room for Keesmaat to grow and make it an interesting race, but there is no doubt that she has some work to do to make it a competitive election come October.”
Tory’s lead in the poll was highest in Scarborough, 52 per cent to Keesmaat’s 11 per cent, and most narrow downtown, where Tory led 39 per cent to 28 per cent.
The poll was conducted using interactive robocall, reaching 1,178 adult voters on cell phones and landlines.
It has a margin of error of 2.85 per cent, 19 times out of 20.