Ice storm response thaws Mayor Rob Ford’s approval rating: Poll

TORONTO – Mayor Rob Ford’s response to the December ice storm seems to have thawed his approval rating, according to a new poll.

A Forum Research poll provided exclusively to the Toronto Sun found Ford’s approval rating slid up in the wake of last month’s storm to 47% – up from 42% during the last poll on Dec. 9.

The poll conducted Monday night also found the number of people saying they’ll vote for Ford in the next election jumped with 41% of those polled saying they’d vote for the mayor in the 2014 race – that’s up from 33% last month.

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