Jun 09, 2023
By Jane Brown
In the Toronto mayoral race, Ana Bailao has gained ground as support for frontrunner Olivia Chow has slipped.
According to a just released Mainstreet Research poll, 29 percent of decided voters would vote for Olivia Chow if an election were held today, while 20 percent would choose Ana Bailao.
Mark Saunders is third with 13 percent, followed by Josh Matlow with 11 percent, Mitzie Hunter and Anthony Furey are tied at 9 percent, Brad Bradford is at 4 percent and Chloe Brown at 3 percent support.
All 8 of the candidates previously mentioned took part in the CARP mayoral debate here at the ZoomerPlex on Wednesday, moderated by Libby Znaimer.
Mainstreet Research President Quito Maggi says the drop in support for Chow could be as a result of how much she’s been targeted by the others in the debates.
“Probably a little bit early to say that,” Maggi explained to CP24 on Friday morning, “but yes, she’s been under tremendous scrutiny, under attack by all of the other candidates for weeks and weeks and weeks now. We’ve been seeing what we call on Twitter Chowmentum and this could be a natural impact of that, or the beginning of Chowmageddon.”
The results of the Mainstreet polls have been a bit different from the other polls which have Ana Bailao further down list of support.
Friday is day two of six days of advance voting with byelection day now 17 days away on Monday June 26th.