Mayor Rob Ford’s approval rating has taken a nosedive, according to a new poll that reveals major opposition to a batch of proposed budget cuts.
Four in ten surveyed Torontonians, or 42%, told Forum Research they approve of the job Mayor Ford is doing, compared to 57% in June and 60% at the end of February.
The Mayor’s tact is more popular among older residents (47% of those over 55) and in Etobicoke-York, where half of the people endorse his work. Toronto East York residents were the least impressed (30% approval), followed by North York (43% approval) and Scarborough (49%). Forum Research surveyed 1,046 randomly selected residents on Monday, the day city manager Joe Pennachetti released his list of preferred cuts to help balance the books.