Friday, August 13, 2010

Have Torontonians lost their minds?

I'd assumed that Ford's impressive record of saying and doing dumb shit would erode his support. Not so apparently:

Rob Ford has taken a lead in the race for mayor of Toronto, according to the first new poll to be released in two months.

The Etobicoke councillor has the backing of 37.6 per cent of decided voters and a nearly nine-point lead over George Smitherman, who enjoys 28.7 per cent support.

The Pollstra Research poll puts Joe Pantalone at 15.5 per cent and Sarah Thomson at 10.3 per cent; Rocco Rossi has slipped into last place at 7.9 per cent.

Thirty-two per cent of voters remain undecided, the poll found.

From the Globe. What the devil is the matter with those people?

3 comments:

8468 said...

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unclebob said...

If we were to get some kind of fruitcake entering the Winnipeg race you would probably see the same results

nitroglycol said...

You could be right; if Al Golden (perhaps the closest thing Winnipeg has to Ford) were to wait for the incumbent to step down before running, he could have a chance, tax fraud conviction and all. On the other hand, I'd always thought of Toronto as sufficiently cosmopolitan to be repelled by some of the things Ford has said about minorities, gays, and the like. Maybe I was giving them too much credit, though...