Tory leading early survey results in two polls

Published On October 23, 2017 | By Jacob Phillips | News, Politics

Mayor John Tory takes the podium.

By: Adriana Di Santo

Mayor John Tory is on track for another victory in next year’s mayoral election, according to two recent polls.

Forum Research and Campaign Research have held two surveys, both of which claimed he has an approval rating of 53 per cent and 59 per cent.

So far, most Torontonians do approve of Tory’s execution as mayor.

Doug Ford, brother of late Mayor Rob Ford, will be running again despite a failed campaign in 2014. Tory still maintains the lead with 64 per cent of voters, while Ford secures 36 per cent, according to Forum Research.

Although recent polls show Tory is in favour to take the roll as mayor again, Ford can still turn it around.

The same surveys show that Tory has built an excellent relationship with the city of Toronto, and that most Torontonians think he’s doing a fair job thus far.

On the contrary, Tory has failed on a couple of promises made during his campaign, such as costly projects involving the Gardiner Expressway and Scarborough subways.

Other major issues have risen during Tory’s couple of years in office – such as the opioid crisis.

Despite these issues, Tory still seems to be on the right track to win over Toronto in the 2018 election.

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