New poll puts Smitherman and Ford neck and neck

A new poll undertaken by Ipsos Reid for Newstalk 1010 puts George Smitherman and Rob Ford in a virtual dead heat in the Toronto mayoral race. The last poll, released approximately two weeks ago had Ford with a five per cent lead over Smitherman, but it would appear that Sarah Thomson's decision to drop out and support the latter's campaign -- not to mention the increased rhetoric that the Smitherman is the only candidate with a chance to beat Ford -- has brought the two candidates pretty much even.

Despite Mayor Miller's endorsement last week, Joe Pantalone's numbers haven't significantly increased. Rocco Rossi's numbers, meanwhile, have dwindled further.

Here are the main results:

  • George Smitherman - 31%

  • Rob Ford - 30%
  • Joe Pantalone - 11%
  • Rocco Rossi - 4%

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