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Mayor Ford's approval rating falls to 32%, poll finds

Mayor Rob Ford’s approval rating has sunk to a new low.

A new Forum Research poll published in the Toronto Star on Friday morning suggests it’s sitting at 32 per cent, which is down from 38 per cent in a poll done May 1, the day after he announced he was taking a leave of absence to get help for alcohol abuse.

In terms of who people would vote for in the mayoral race, Olivia Chow continues to lead with 36 per cent support, followed by John Tory at 27 per cent, while Ford sits in third with 24 per cent.

In this new survey, Forum Research also floated Coun. Doug Ford as a potential candidate in place of his brother.

In that scenario, Chow still led at 37 per cent, Tory had 26 per cent, Coun. Ford had 20 per cent support, followed by David Soknacki and Karen Stintz, both with four per cent of voter support.

Mayor Ford has been in rehab since he took a temporary leave of absence from his mayoral job on April 30 but his family hasn’t disclosed his whereabouts. He was spotted in cottage country on Friday.

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