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New poll now has John Tory and Doug Ford virtually tied

WATCH: According to a Forum Research poll, Doug Ford is gaining ground on John Tory with just two percent separating them. The poll had a sample size of 1218 random voters.

TORONTO – John Tory and Doug Ford are statistically tied with three weeks left in the Toronto mayoral campaign, according to a new poll.

A Forum Research survey conducted on Monday reveals Tory has 39 per cent support among voters compared to 37 per cent for Ford and 22 per cent for Olivia Chow.

The poll was made up of 1,218 random voters with a margin for error of 2.8 percentage points, 19 times out of 20.

The findings are a stark contrast to numbers released by the same firm on Sept. 29 when Tory had a 10 point lead with 43 per cent voter support versus 33 per cent for Ford and Chow at third with 20 per cent.

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The latest survey results also show Tory leading in North York and Downtown while Ford is ahead in Etobicoke and Scarborough.

The numbers also conflict with a Mainstreet Technologies poll released on Monday which had Tory with a significant lead at 42 per cent support compared to 28 per cent for Ford and 19 for Chow.

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