It appears the Mayor is bouncing back.
The latest poll from Mainstreet/Postmedia finds overall, 55% of Torontonians approve of the job John Tory is doing. That’s a three-percent increase from December.
When the numbers are broken down even further, 60% of 18-34 year olds, 50% of 35-49 year olds, 50% of 50-64 year olds and 64% of those aged 65+ approve of the Mayor.
“Overall, every Canadian Mayor we polled has a net positive approval rating – though some Mayors are faring radically better than others. Mayor Tory is towards the lower end of the middle when we compare him to 9 other Canadian Mayors across Canada, ranked 6th by approval rating and tied for 7th if you compare by net score. Tory faces a challenging financial situation at Toronto City Hall. A lot of tough budget decisions will need to be made soon as many of the city’s priorities are either underfunded or not funded at all. We should expect to see short term impact from any tough decisions though as always, it will be the trend line that will be the most useful measure to watch.” – Quito Maggi, President of Mainstreet Research.
Tory may be picking up steam in Toronto, but he lags behind other Canadian mayors.
Mainstreet/Postmedia polling found Jim Watson in Ottawa topped the list of ten big city mayors with a 79% approval rating. Tory placed sixth, and Gregor Robertson in Vancouver was at the bottom with 50%.