The latest on the Ford brothers

(Chris Young, The Canadian Press)

The headlines about Toronto Mayor Rob Ford and his brother, Coun. Doug Ford, just keep coming.

The day after the brothers used their weekly talk radio program to describe members of the media as “maggots,” the Toronto Star looks at how the ongoing Ford drama is playing out with the mayor’s supporters.

The Star reports that a poll conducted by Forum Research shows Ford’s popularity basically unchanged, when it is compared to a poll conducted on May 10, before the reports of the mayor’s alleged drug-use video surfaced.

While Ford’s support among voters may not have changed in the past weeks, it’s not all good news for the mayor.

The poll also showed that, should MP Olivia Chow run in a forthcoming election (as is rumoured to be the case) she would beat Ford, winning 56 per cent of the vote, compared to 36 per cent of respondents who said they would vote for Ford.

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