Funny I didn’t hear much about this…

Forum Research poll shows Ford approval spiked after City debate

Rob Ford’s approval rating went up after the first televised mayoral debate at City, according to a poll conducted by Forum Research.

The poll, a random sampling of 634 Toronto voters, shows Ford’s approval rating at 46 per cent, up from 42 per cent a few weeks ago.

The poll was conducted immediately after the debate at City on Wednesday night.

When it comes to voter preference for mayor, Ford and Olivia Chow are in a neck-and-neck race, with each taking a third of the vote (Chow 33 per cent, Ford 32 per cent).

Young males represent the core of Ford supporters, while young females are drawn to Chow.

Tory has the support of 21 per cent and Karen Stintz and David Soknacki “cannot be seen to be contenders” the poll found.