Jun 05, 2023
By Jane Brown
Toronto voters choose the city’s next mayor three weeks from today on Monday June 26th.
Advance polling begins on Thursday June 8th and continues until Tuesday June 13th, with lawn signs in the mix since this past Thursday.
There is a brand new Forum research poll out suggesting Olivia Chow has grown her frontrunner status to 38-percent of leaning and decided voters, up four percent from the week before.
While Mainstreet Research polling continues to show Ana Bailao in second place, Forum has Mark Saunders second to Olivia Chow with 13 percent support, followed by Josh Matlow at 12 percent and Anthony Furey at 10 percent.
The key to success for the others is garnering support among the undecided, which is now thought to be fewer than 20 percent.
“Right now, there’s still enough of that undecided. Where it’s going to break, how it’s going to break, we’re probably going to know that in the next week,” said pollster Quito Maggi of Mainstreet Research, comment on the results of his latest poll this past Friday.
The top eight (Olivia Chow, Mark Saunders, Josh Matlow, Anthony Furey, Ana Bailao, Mitzie Hunter, Brad Bradford, and Chloe Brown) will debate the issues with a focus on seniors at the CARP Toronto mayoral debate here at the ZoomerPlex this Wednesday at noon, moderated by Libby Znaimer.
The 90 minute event will air live here on zoomer radio and will be live streamed as a video event on all of the ZoomerMedia properties … including zoomer radio dot c.a. / classical fm dot c.a. and blog T.O. dot com.