Q New Media Editor / Chris Bundas –
With less than two months remaining in the Toronto’s mayoral election, another new poll out this morning shows John Tory has taken a commanding lead in the race to become mayor.
The Forum Research poll puts Tory at 40%, Mayor Ford is second with 28% support and Olivia Chow, who’s campaign has plummeted, in third with 21% suppourt. David Soknacki, who was also included in the poll but he was a distant fourth at 6%.
Soknacki stated he was bowing out of the race saying even though he is gaining ground it isn’t growing quickly enough to make any positive difference to the outcome on Election Day.
Sarah Thomson too made the decision to drop out of the mayoral race, announcing her plans to run for a council seat instead in the city’s Trinity-Spadina ward. Thomson made the announcement at a press conference at city hall Tuesday morning, just before registering her candidacy.
The poll also found Olivia Chow’s support in Scarborough is plummeting.
Chow wants to build an LRT there while Tory and Ford both prefer the subway extension.
The poll found Tory’s support was strong right across Toronto, except in Etobicoke where he is tied with Rob Ford in a tight race with Ford Nation supporters.