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Tascona leads polls, newspaper says

In Barrie
Oct 21st, 2010

Lehman less than five per cent behind
Barrie Advance October 19 2010
BARRIE – Ex-MPP and former Barrie councillor Joe Tascona is the leading candidate by just under five per cent, according to an ElectRight telephone poll conducted last night.
The poll, commissioned by the Barrie Advance and Kool FM, asked the question: “Who do you think you will be voting for, or leaning to vote for, for mayor of Barrie on Oct. 25?”
Live callers asked 368 people the question.
Tascona leads with 31 per cent. Jeff Lehman, a current councillor, follows with 26.3 per cent and former mayor Rob Hamilton trails in third with 18.9 per cent. Mike Ramsay, a current councillor, took 15.6 per cent of responses.
Incumbent mayor Dave Aspden leads the back markers with 4.6 per cent, trailed by Harry Ahmed (1.8 per cent), Darren Roskam (1.4 per cent) and Carl Hauck (0.4 per cent).
According to the pollsters, 20.9 per cent of respondents were undecided.
Poll results are accurate 19 times out of 20, with a +/- 4.5 per cent margin of error.
The percentage of undecided respondents and the margin of error point to a close race for mayor on election night. The Barrie Advance will have as-it-happens coverage online at www.barrieadvance.com Oct. 25.
The question
Who do you think you will be voting for or leaning to vote for, for mayor of Barrie on October 25?
The spread
Joe Tascona 31.0%
Jeff Lehman 26.3%
Rob Hamilton 18.9%
Mike Ramsay 15.6%
Dave Aspden 4.6%
Harry Ahmed 1.8%
Darren Roskam 1.4%
Carl Hauck 0.4%
Undecided 20.9%

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