October 3, 2014 12:41 pm
Updated: October 4, 2014 8:25 am

Linda Jeffrey leads mayoral race in Brampton: Poll


WATCH: The polls suggest Linda Jeffrey is the presumptive leader in the race for the mayor’s chair in Brampton.

TORONTO – Former Ontario Liberal MPP Linda Jeffrey is the clear frontrunner in the Brampton mayoral race, according to a new poll.

A survey by Mainstreet Technologies conducted on Oct. 2 found that 36 per of those polled support Jeffrey, followed by John Sanderson at 20 per cent, Susan Fennell at 13 per cent and Baljit More at 5 per cent.

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“This has become a two-horse race between Jeffrey and Sanderson,” said Mainstreet Technologies President, Quito Maggi in a media release.

“There is a clear lack of momentum for incumbent Mayor Susan Fennell; it would be very tough to turn these kinds of numbers around.”

However, 27 per cent of those polled said they are undecided.

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“With one in four voters undecided there is still room for movement as the campaign heads into its final days,” said Maggi.

The numbers are boosted slightly among voters “certain to vote” with Jeffrey ahead 38 per cent versus 24 per cent for Sanderson.

Sanderson was elected Brampton Regional Councillor for Wards 3 and 4 in 2006.

Fennell has been marred by a recent forensic audit suggesting she violated spending rules more than 260 times over a span of seven years.

The Interactive Voice Response survey by Mainstreet Technologies was composed of 1,507 respondents with a margin of error of +/- 2.52 per cent, 19 times out of 20.

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