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Matichuk had big lead before quitting mayoral race, poll finds

By: Darren MacDonald - Sudbury Northern Life

 | Jun 24, 2014 - 8:58 PM |
A recent Oraclepoll gave Mayor Marianne Matichuk the support of 38.1 per cent of decided voters, outpacing her nearest rival, Dan Melanson, by almost 11 per cent. Melanson had support of 17.5 per cent of decided voters, followed by former mayor John Rodriguez at 15.9 per cent, Ward 5 Coun. Ron Dupuis at 14.3 per cent, former mayor Jim Gordon – who, as of now, isn't running – got 11.1 per cent, followed by newcomer Jeff Huska at 3.2 per cent. File photo.

A recent Oraclepoll gave Mayor Marianne Matichuk the support of 38.1 per cent of decided voters, outpacing her nearest rival, Dan Melanson, by almost 11 per cent. Melanson had support of 17.5 per cent of decided voters, followed by former mayor John Rodriguez at 15.9 per cent, Ward 5 Coun. Ron Dupuis at 14.3 per cent, former mayor Jim Gordon – who, as of now, isn't running – got 11.1 per cent, followed by newcomer Jeff Huska at 3.2 per cent. File photo.

Had support of 38.1% of decided voters, with Melanson, Rodriguez trailing

While she's dropped out of the municipal election, an Oraclepoll survey conducted in May gave Greater Sudbury Mayor Marianne Matichuk a double-digit lead over her closest rival.

The poll gave her the support of 38.1 per cent of decided voters, outpacing her nearest rival, Dan Melanson, by almost 21 per cent. Melanson had support of 17.5 of decided voters, followed by former mayor John Rodriguez at 15.9 per cent, Ward 5 Coun. Ron Dupuis at 14.3 per cent, former mayor Jim Gordon – who, as of now, isn't running – got 11.1 per cent, followed by newcomer Jeff Huska at 3.2 per cent.


Matichuk announced last week she has decided not to seek a second term as mayor. Melanson launched his campaign platform last week, while Rodriguez and Dupuis kicked off their campaigns earlier in the spring. The municipal election is Oct. 27.

The picture is a little different when the undecided vote is factored in. The poll found 28.4 per cent of voters are still undecided, 27.3 per cent said they were leaning toward supporting Matichuk, 12.5 for Melanson, 11.4 for Rodriguez and 10.2 per cent for Dupuis.

Matichuk was the second choice of 21.6 per cent, followed by Rodriguez (17.6 per cent), Dupuis (15.7 per cent) and Melanson (11.8 per cent.)

The poll was a survey of 400 voters in Greater Sudbury conducted between May 15-18. The margin of error is plus or minus 4.9 per cent, 19 times out of 20.
Darren MacDonald

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