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Doug Ford Vaults Into Second Spot In Mayoral Campaign

TORONTO, Ontario – A new Mainstreet Technologies poll of Torontonians has John Tory continuing to lead amongst those most likely to vote. The poll found Tory with 37% (-3), Doug Ford at 30% (+7) and Olivia Chow at 21% (-4). 12% of respondents were undecided; the poll had a margin of error of +/- 1.99%.

With 2,409 respondents, this is one of the largest polls of the Toronto Mayoral Election. A similar poll was conducted by Mainstreet Technologies last week.

Among decided voters, Mr. Tory leads Doug Ford by 8%, 42% to 34%, with Olivia Chow at 24%. Among those self-identified as certain to vote, he leads 42% to 27%, a difference of 15% with 9% undecided and, 21% voting for Olivia Chow.

“With Doug Ford’s controversial entry into the mayoral campaign, and subsequent media coverage and momentum, he has successfully positioned himself as the Tory alternative,” said Mainstreet Technologies President, Quito Maggi.

“Tory’s numbers are solid across Toronto, particularly among those voters most likely to vote.  His challenge will be to sustain support until October 27th. At this stage, Olivia Chow has taken a back seat.  As Ford appears to pick up steam, she must find a way to keep her supporters from strategic voting,” he finished.

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