IN a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll among 345 residents of the new federal riding of Spadina-Fort York, close to 6-in-10 will vote for the NDP’s Olivia Chow in the coming federal election (57%), while fewer than 3-in-10 will vote for the incumbent member for the previous riding, Adam Vaughan (28%). One tenth will vote for the Conservative candidate, Sabrina Zuniga (10%). Chow’s support is almost universal among the youngest (83%) and is common to wealthy groups ($80K to $100K – 71%).
“While Chow’s support looks insurmountable, it must be remembered this poll was taken among a relatively small sample of voters in the riding, and her strongest supporters are the youngest, who rarely vote. So, while we can safely say Chow leads in this riding, precisely by how much is hard to determine,” said Forum Research President, Dr. Lorne Bozinoff.