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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford shows high approval rating

A new poll showing that embattled Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has a 42 percent approval rating much higher than many US officials.

The poll from forum research was taken Wednesday, two days after the Toronto City Council stripped ford of most of his powers.
That move followed Ford's admission that he smoked crack in a "drunken stupor."
   
About a thousand Toronto voters participated in the survey. At 42-percent Ford is still enjoying a higher approval rating than US leaders.
   
A gallop poll taken the week of November 7th shows Congress at a 9 percent approval rating.
Another gallop poll put President Obama's approval rating at an all-time low of 39-percent just this past week.