Aug 01, 2014
By Andy Johnson
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford appears to be losing support in his bid for re-election to challengers Olivia Chow and John Tory. A new poll by Maple Leaf Strategies suggests Ford is now in third place with 23 percent support, Tory is in first place with 30 percent and Olivia Chow in second at 26 percent. The other name candidates, Karen Stintz and David Soknacki each garned just three percent support. When it comes to the residents of Scarborough, Rob Ford is number one with voters at 35 percent support, Tory has at 22 percent and Chow has 20 percent. But overall, the poll suggests the mayor is losing his suburban support system with Tory in first place in the mayor’s home turf of Etobicoke. The survey also reveals that 67 percent of Toronto voters think it’s time for a new mayor.