Viewpoints Research has released the results of its latest survey for the Toronto mayoral by-election. The survey shows Olivia Chow’s lead growing, and sheds light on Torontonians’ opinions about how they want their next Mayor to interact with Premier Ford.

Results of this survey indicate Olivia Chow holds a strong lead of 37% among decided voters – an increase of 5% from Viewpoints’ previous survey. Mark Saunders trails with 15.4% support. Other candidates are hovering at or below ten percent with Josh Matlow at 10.3%, Ana Bailão at 10%, Brad Bradford at 9.5%, Anthony Furey at 9%, and Mitzie Hunter with 6%.

“This data reveals that Olivia Chow’s lead has grown and widened. She has momentum as undecided voters start to firm up their choice,” said James Valcke, Director of Research and Strategy for Viewpoints Research.

“It also shows a majority of Torontonians want their next Mayor to stand up to Premier Ford,” said Valcke.  A majority of voters (56%) agreed they want the next Mayor to “Stand up to Doug Ford” while 36% want the next Mayor to “Work with Doug Ford” – 8% were undecided.

The survey was conducted with respondents who said they intend to vote in the upcoming by-election. The survey included quotas to ensure responses reflect the actual distribution of voters across the regions of Toronto. The survey was conducted online with 1,004   Torontonians aged 18 and over, from June 1st to June 2nd. The margin of error for an equivalent random sample of the same size is +/- 3%, 19 times out of 20. This survey was commissioned by the Broadbent Institute.

James Valcke, Director of Research and Strategy – 613-316-8519

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For 35 years Viewpoints has specialized in providing surveys, polling and focus group research to governments, public institutions, professional associations, and charitable and non-profits. Viewpoints has also provided research to federal, provincial and municipal election campaigns.