Sep 17, 2014
By Scott Walker
A new poll indicates that Mayor Rob Ford’s supporters are happy to switch to his brother.
Even though Doug Ford has not begun campaigning after replacing his brother on the ballot last Friday, a new Ipsos-Reid survey shows him polling at 28%. That’s about the same support as his brother had in the last poll.
But it puts him in third place in the race for mayor. John Tory has increased his lead to 43 per cent, and Olivia Chow is at 29 per cent.
The poll shows the city councillor enjoys virtually the same support as his brother. Ipsos-Reid’s Darryl Bricker says the Fords appear to be “interchangeable” to their supporters.
Bricker also points out that, although Tory is far ahead in the polls, anything could happen between now and election day. He says a federal election campaign lasts 32 days, and we have longer to go before the municipal vote.
October 27th is still 40 days away.