The poll was conducted on Thursday night, the day after trailing candidate Rocco Rossi withdrew from the race.
The poll shows support for each of the candidates as follows:
•Rob Ford: 44%
•George Smitherman: 38%
•Joe Pantalone: 16%
•Other candidates: 2%
It’s in contrast to an Ipsos Reid poll completed before Mr. Rossi withdrew and released on Wednesday that showed Mr. Smitherman with a narrow lead of 31%, followed by Rob Ford at 30%, Mr. Pantalone at 11% and Mr. Rossi at 4%.
It looks like enough people remembered that a vote for Smitherman is like an endorsement of Dalton McGuinty's mismanagement of the province and of Smitherman's incompetence as McGuinty's Minister of Health.