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Shirtless protests, sliding poll numbers mark Ford's first week back


A new poll reveals many Torontonians watched or listened to Mayor Rob Ford’s return-from-rehab statement on Monday — but didn’t quite buy what he said.

According to a Forum Research poll conducted on July 2, two days after Ford’s return to city hall, six in 10 Toronto voters (or 61 per cent) watched or listened to the speech. However, 60 per cent of those said they were not satisfied with his apology and explanation for his behaviour.

The poll also suggests Ford’s approval rating and re-election chances have not been “boosted” since his return from rehab.

The numbers have the experts wondering if it’s too late for a comeback.