He’s proudly marking his first year in office, and if another municpal vote were to be held today, John Tory would still be sitting in the Mayor’s chair.
A new Mainstreet poll finds 47% of Torontonians would vote for Tory, with only 20% supporting former Mayor and now Councillor Rob Ford.
“It’s incredible how well Rob Ford is doing, despite everything we know about him. Last week an excerpt was published in Maclean’s that raised new questions about domestic abuse, and yet, the Conservative Party featured the Ford Brothers at two events.” – Quito Maggi, President of Mainstreet Research.
Non-Ford supporters were asked if they would consider Rob in 2018, and the response, according to Mainstreet, was an overwhelming no.
But when asked about the current spending at City Hall, 28% said too much is being spent, 29% weren’t sure.
“An election is three years away and Toronto right now has a very popular mayor. But who knows what the future will bring? For now, Ford is surpassing our expectations. Whether he can rehabilitate his image to run a competitive race for mayor is unknown. Time will tell.”