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Fri Nov 30, 2012, 06:50 PM

Rob Ford out: Poll puts Olivia Chow ahead in any mayoral match-up

Federal MP Olivia Chow would win every multiple-candidate match-up in a mayoral election, no matter who was running against her, according to a poll conducted by Forum Research Inc. hours after Mayor Rob Ford was removed from office.

The poll also found that 60 per cent of Torontonians agreed with the decision to turf Ford from the mayor’s chair for breaking provincial conflict of interest law, even as support among his core base remained unshakeable.

The phone poll of 807 residents Monday evening asked people to choose the frontrunner in a number of “trial heats” involving various combinations of Rob Ford, councillors Adam Vaughan and Shelley Carroll, deputy mayor Doug Holyday, the mayor’s brother Doug Ford, and Chow.

The survey found that in every four-way combination in which Chow was part of the mix, Chow — who has yet to declare any intention to run — drew about 40 per cent of the support, enough to beat her opponents. (Another wild card, John Tory, was tested against others but not Chow.) The survey has a margin of error of plus or minus 3 per cent, 19 times out of 20.

http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/article/1293954--rob-ford-out-poll-puts-olivia-chow-ahead-in-any-mayoral-match-up

I think that she should run for the office. It would remove the Conservative power from not only the municipal arena but also its influence on and in the provincial and federal arenas.

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Reply Rob Ford out: Poll puts Olivia Chow ahead in any mayoral match-up (Original post)
CHIMO Nov 2012 OP
Joe Shlabotnik Dec 2012 #1
CHIMO Dec 2012 #2
riverbendviewgal Dec 2012 #3

Response to CHIMO (Original post)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 06:25 AM

1. No doubt Olvia Chow is immensly popular, BUT,

I doubt she'll give up her federal seat for local politics. There is so much more at stake, than winning Toronto's mayoral-ship (despite lits huge local constituent size) and I think, both Olivia and Jack committed themselves to bigger things, on a national level.

Much of this news is Liberal/Tory disinformation and wishful thinking Be wary.

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Response to Joe Shlabotnik (Reply #1)

Sat Dec 1, 2012, 08:53 AM

2. If

She could win, then she should take it. She wouldn't have to resign her federal seat until after the by-election. She would be able to promote the NDP much more from the mayor's chair.
Don't forget that the Star also supported the NDP in the last federal election.

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Response to CHIMO (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 05:32 PM

3. if i lived "down south" I would vote for Olivia too

I idolized her husband Jack Layton. He died last. Many Canadians miss him.

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