Monday, September 27, 2010

Smitherman Closes the Gap to 5 Points on Ford

And the Ford free fall begins. Torontonians are finally waking up to the reality of what a Rob Ford Toronto would look like - and they don't like it very much. In the meantime good news for Smitherman as he increases his support and now is within striking distance to win this one.

A survey of 400 Toronto voters released Monday evening found Rob Ford leading with 28 per cent, compared with 23 per cent for his closest rival George Smitherman and 10 per cent for third-place candidate Joe Pantalone. Sarah Thomson and Rocco Rossi were tied, with seven per cent of respondents.

Significantly, this latest Ipsos-Reid poll indicates that if it was just down to the former deputy premier and the grandiloquent Etobicoke councillor, Mr. Smitherman would win – 48 per cent of respondents said they’d vote for him, compared with 45 per cent who said they’d vote for Mr. Ford if the Oct. 25 election were held today.

In other news....Rossi is at thinks it's time for him and Ms. Sarah to pack it in.

PS The sad news for Torontonians is the OTHER Ford will be at city hall to ruin things.


Canadian silver bug/Green Assassin Brigade said...

Any bets on whether it will be Harper or Hudak who recruits Ford after his mayoral loss?

James Curran said...

Sure. Love to see him run against Iggy in Etobicoke. Can you say ass kicking?