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Rob Ford tied in three-way lead for Toronto mayoral race as Olivia Chow support drops: poll
National Post ^ | July 23, 2014 | Josh Visser

Posted on 07/23/2014 12:42:51 PM PDT by Squawk 8888

The Toronto mayoral race is a dead heat between the three top contenders as Mayor Rob Ford’s support of one-in-four voters remains set in concrete and Olivia Chow has dropped off sharply, a new poll suggests.

The latest Forum Poll has Chow with 29% support of respondents, John Tory at 28% and Ford at 27%, all within the poll’s three percentage points margin of error. However, six-in-ten respondents still call for Ford to resign, suggesting little room for growth for the mayor’s campaign.

Karen Stintz saw her support rise to 6%, while policy geek David Soknacki’s campaign has yet to hit warp speed, coming in at 5%.

The latest poll is a steep drop for Chow, who had 36% support in a July 2 Forum poll. In the past two weeks, Chow has called for a handgun ban and faced a tough crowd in a Scarborough debate as she supports a seven-stop LRT, not the three-stop subway supported by Ford and Tory.

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This will be a tough call- I don't trust Tory but Chow would be a disaster. I'll be voting strategically and probably won't decide until election day.
1 posted on 07/23/2014 12:42:51 PM PDT by Squawk 8888
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To: Squawk 8888

You should vote for Rob Ford since this world always needs more comedy.


2 posted on 07/23/2014 12:45:21 PM PDT by Greetings_Puny_Humans (I mostly come out at night... mostly.)
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To: Squawk 8888

There’s a conservative running for office in Canada named “Tory?”

too funny....


3 posted on 07/23/2014 12:52:18 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: Squawk 8888

My Canadian friends call Chow “Chairman Chow” because of her openly pro-communist comments.


4 posted on 07/23/2014 12:54:13 PM PDT by MeganC (It took Democrats four hours to deport Elian Gonzalez)
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To: Squawk 8888
I'm thinking Karen Stintz may be "not guilty"


5 posted on 07/23/2014 12:56:21 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: nascarnation

I’m thinking you are right


6 posted on 07/23/2014 12:57:10 PM PDT by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: Squawk 8888

New rule: Never put “Rob Ford” and “three-way” in the same sentence.


7 posted on 07/23/2014 12:57:49 PM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: SoothingDave

*shudder*


8 posted on 07/23/2014 12:59:14 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: MeganC

“Chairman Chow” LOL!

Even though Wayne & Shuster are dead, Hogtown is still good for a laugh.


9 posted on 07/23/2014 1:00:24 PM PDT by headsonpikes (Mass murder and cannibalism are the twin sacraments of socialism - "Who-whom?"-Lenin)
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To: Squawk 8888

Olivia won’t get a crack at it?...................


10 posted on 07/23/2014 1:00:47 PM PDT by Red Badger (If you compromise with evil, you just get more evil..........................)
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To: Squawk 8888

I don’t know, are there not that many blacks in Canada?

I ask this because in most U.S. cities there always seems to be a decisive number of black voters who can be counted upon to elect “a person of color” or at least a Democrat.


11 posted on 07/23/2014 1:07:26 PM PDT by bluedogpdx
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To: Squawk 8888

Olivia Chow? I was just at the grocery store. I think I saw a bag of that in the pet food isle.


12 posted on 07/23/2014 1:16:24 PM PDT by MIchaelTArchangel (Have a wonderful day!)
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To: Clive; exg; Alberta's Child; albertabound; AntiKev; backhoe; Byron_the_Aussie; Cannoneer No. 4; ...
To all- please ping me to Canadian topics.

Canada Ping!

13 posted on 07/23/2014 1:20:35 PM PDT by Squawk 8888 (Will steal your comments & post them on Twitter)
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To: bluedogpdx

Most of the people in the rough neighbourhoods don’t bother voting. One of his advantages is that he talks one-on-one to everybody and gets them registered.


14 posted on 07/23/2014 1:22:32 PM PDT by Squawk 8888 (Will steal your comments & post them on Twitter)
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To: Squawk 8888

One of his advantages is that he talks one-on-one to everybody and gets them registered

I guess you mean Rob Ford and even in spite of his bouts with substance abuse I’d pick him over Obama any day.


15 posted on 07/23/2014 1:34:09 PM PDT by bluedogpdx
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To: Squawk 8888

More Rob Ford. He’s not American, so it’s extra fun!


16 posted on 07/23/2014 1:35:25 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: bluedogpdx

Exactly. In spite of his train wreck of a personal life, he’s done a better job than any of his predecessors since the 1960s. Any candidate running on his platform would win in a landslide.


17 posted on 07/23/2014 1:52:37 PM PDT by Squawk 8888 (Will steal your comments & post them on Twitter)
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To: bluedogpdx

As Councillor, Ford developed a reputation for looking after his constituents and he continued that way as Mayor. When the city-run public housing agency was under fire for neglecting maintenance & security, he went door-to-door in the projects talking to the tenants, finding out what needed doing.


18 posted on 07/23/2014 1:55:42 PM PDT by Squawk 8888 (Will steal your comments & post them on Twitter)
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To: Squawk 8888

As Councillor, Ford developed a reputation for looking after his constituents and he continued that way as Mayor. When the city-run public housing agency was under fire for neglecting maintenance & security, he went door-to-door in the projects talking to the tenants, finding out what needed doing.

I appreciate your info about Rob Ford.

He sounds like a good guy.


19 posted on 07/23/2014 2:14:04 PM PDT by bluedogpdx
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To: Squawk 8888

What is wrong with those people that would vote for Ford?? Always 25% of the population that you wonder if they should be institutionalized. lol


20 posted on 07/23/2014 2:14:57 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: RIghtwardHo

Let’s see, what voting decision would you make:

You could vote for a dyed-in-the-wool communist (Chow),

a RINO equivalent (Tory),

or a guy whose personal life is a wreck, but has pulled the city out of a malaise that made the Carter years look like a cakewalk, cleaned up a lot of corruption, and as a bonus entertains without trying (Ford).

I’d vote for Ford in an instant. His personal life, so long as it doesn’t affect his job performance, is nobody’s business but his own.

The press up here did a hatchet job on him that makes the treatment of GWB by the MSM down there look like a lovefest. That you think Canada’s press is any less leftist than the US press is naive, to say the least.


21 posted on 07/23/2014 2:23:43 PM PDT by Don W (To laugh, perhaps to dream...)
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To: Don W; RIghtwardHo

You got it. I suspect the drug use came out because the dealers tried to blackmail him and he refused to play along; they new the media, especially the Toronto Star, would lap it up.

As for the drug use, there is now question he’s an alcoholic but I’m pretty sure that he was only an casual user of crack. I live on a block full of crackheads and know enough about it to realize that there’s no way he’d be able to cover up an addiction.


22 posted on 07/23/2014 2:42:05 PM PDT by Squawk 8888 (Will steal your comments & post them on Twitter)
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To: Squawk 8888

Canada and especially Toronto is just a messed up place


23 posted on 07/23/2014 2:42:41 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: GeronL

It was, but between Harper and Ford there has been tremendous improvement. You wouldn’t recognize the place compared to ten years ago.


24 posted on 07/23/2014 2:44:18 PM PDT by Squawk 8888 (Will steal your comments & post them on Twitter)
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To: Squawk 8888

I’m sure the mayor himself is single-handedly responsible for all of it.


25 posted on 07/23/2014 2:48:24 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: GeronL

He was his own worst enemy. His approval rating soared during his first year in office despite the bad press. Had he been able to stay sober he’d have been at least 20 points ahead in the polls right now; he won in 2010 with 48% and became more popular when he started delivering results. The *only* reason he’s having trouble now was his habit of showing up somewhere drunk and doing idiotic things while there were cameras around.


26 posted on 07/23/2014 2:53:58 PM PDT by Squawk 8888 (Will steal your comments & post them on Twitter)
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To: Squawk 8888; metmom; Morgana

Improvements like the Kitchener Museum Child Sex Exhibit featuring video of minors masturbating! Schools bussed kids to be sexualized by this pornographic monstrosity and the Globe & Mail even encouraged parents to take their kids.

Funded by Canadian taxpayers of course.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/parenting/why-you-should-take-your-kid-to-the-sex-exhibit-in-ottawa/article4204543/

“The exhibit, created by the Montreal Science Centre for youngsters 12 and up, is a chance for teens to learn scientific facts about sexuality”

http://www.thestar.com/life/2013/11/01/controversial_sex_exhibit_heads_to_kitchener_museum.html

Canada is one f’d up country apparentlty


27 posted on 07/23/2014 2:54:13 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: PGR88

Unfortunately, not terribly conservative. Think Bloomberg—perhaps as good as NYC could do outside of a three-way situation, but pretty terrible otherwise. He was a disaster as a provincial party leader—leading the Ontario “Progressive Conservatives” in the general direction of their British Brothers.


28 posted on 07/23/2014 6:55:21 PM PDT by Hieronymus ( (It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged. --G.K. Chesterton))
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To: Squawk 8888

While I am not a great fan of the lesser of two evils, I do not blame you. If Ford actually has a shot, the obvious thing to do would be to vote for him-—but there is still a large gulf between Tory and Chow, and in Toronto, unlike the province as a whole, however Tory messes up can’t actually hurt the right wing brand.

I’m just glad I’m out in the sticks and three and a half hours away. Are there any other freepers from TO? Other than yourself, the handful of Ontarians that I know of are from around Ottawa.


29 posted on 07/23/2014 6:59:21 PM PDT by Hieronymus ( (It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged. --G.K. Chesterton))
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To: Greetings_Puny_Humans

Vote for the Junkie - It’s Important.


30 posted on 07/23/2014 7:01:30 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Squawk 8888

From my limited understanding of Canadian history (I grew up in the States), many of the best politicians in this country have been drunk. And Churchill did OK.

I do hope he wins, not only because he will do a better job than the other two, but also because he will cause all sorts of mental anguish to the cultural circles in TO that I despise.


31 posted on 07/23/2014 7:04:05 PM PDT by Hieronymus ( (It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged. --G.K. Chesterton))
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To: Red Badger
Olivia won’t get a crack at it?


32 posted on 07/23/2014 7:08:25 PM PDT by dfwgator
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