Jun 13, 2023
By Jane Brown
Another day in the Toronto mayoral race and another poll.
The results of a new survey from Liaison Strategies is similar to the Forum poll we reported Monday.
Olivia Chow remains the clear frontrunner in the mayoral race with 34 percent of decided voter support, while Mark Saunders is a distant second with 15 percent support.
Chow’s lead did slip by 1 percentage point from a week ago, while support for Saunders was up by one percentage point.
As for the rest, Josh Matlow and Ana Bailao each gained a percentage point at 12 percent and 10 percent respectively.
Anthony Furey is up 3 points from a week ago at 9 percent tied with Mitzie Hunter who lost two percentage points.
Brad Bradford rounds out the top seven with 6 percent support, down a percentage point from a week ago.
With less than two weeks before the mayoral byelection, polling data suggests that if any candidate is to seriously challenge Chow’s lead, they would need the endorsement of another leading candidate who drops out.
Mark Saunders made that appeal last week, urging others to drop out and support him in an effort to “stop Chow,” but so far, none of the candidates has shown any signs of slowing their campaigns down.
Tuesday June 13th at 7pm marks the end of six days of advance polling ahead of byelection day, Monday June 26th.