Poll fever hits Toronto newspapers—and Rob Ford’s looking good

Poll fever hits Toronto newspapers—and Rob Ford’s looking good

Rob Ford’s approval rating is up (Image: Christopher Drost) 

A recent poll suggests that 64.7 per cent of Torontonians love reading news stories about polls. Actually, we made that up, but today’s survey-centric headlines are proof that it’s a slow news day. The Toronto Sun ran four of the page fillers, with 75 per cent of its poll coverage dealing with Rob Ford: how residents are slowly falling back in love with the mayor, mostly liking his policies and sort of supporting his decision to skip out on Pride (which we find surprising, given what we’ve heard). The Globe and Mail and National Post also fell prey to the poll-excitement, with the latter offering up some nice-looking bar graphs showing that 53.5 per cent of city residents support a casino, and that Woodbine is the preferred location for such a thing. Good to know, we guess, but we’re hoping there will be some hard news by Monday.

• Majority OK if Ford skips Pride: Poll [Toronto Sun]
• Mayor Ford’s popularity growing again: Poll [Toronto Sun]
• Majority of Toronto likes Ford’s policies: Poll [Toronto Sun]
• Injection sites more popular with downtown residents: Poll [Toronto Sun]
• Mayor Ford’s approval rating up: poll [Globe and Mail]
• Toronto split over casino proposal, poll finds [National Post]