Viewpoints Research has released the results of its latest survey for the Toronto mayoral by-election. The survey shows Olivia Chow has maintained her commanding lead in the final days of the campaign.

According to the survey, Olivia Chow holds 35% support among decided and leaning voters. Mark Saunders follows with 16% support. The remaining candidates’ reach around ten percent support with Ana Bailão at 12%, Josh Matlow at 10%, Anthony Furey at 10%, Brad Bradford at 8%, and Mitzie Hunter at 6%.

“This data underscores Olivia Chow’s lead at 19 points over her next closest competitor Mark Saunders – more than double his support,” said James Valcke, Director of Research and Strategy for Viewpoints Research. “Chow’s substantial lead has remained consistent throughout the by-election, and nothing in our data indicates that will change as election day approaches.”

“For the second survey in a row, a majority of Torontonians have indicated that they want their next Mayor to stand up to Premier Doug Ford,” added Valcke. “It’s unclear how that sentiment turns into votes, but with Premier Ford recently adding his voice to the race, it could become a vote-motivating factor at Monday’s polls.”

The survey was conducted with respondents who said they intend to vote in Monday’s 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 1,007 Torontonians aged 18 and over, from June 15th to June 19th. The margin of error for an equivalent random sample of the same size is +/- 3%, 19 times out of 20. The survey was commissioned by the Broadbent Institute.

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

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