TORONTO – Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall’s job approval rating remains the highest among the country’s provincial leaders, according to a new poll.
The Angus Reid Global online survey asked adults in nine provinces about the job performance of their premiers.
Saskatchewan’s premier earned a 66 per cent approval rating, the country’s highest, while Newfoundland’s Kathy Dunderdale bottomed out at 24 per cent.
Moving up the charts and coming in at second place at 57 per cent is Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil, who is fresh off an election win last October.
B.C. Premier Christy Clark ranks third at 42 per cent, followed by Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne at 35 per cent.
Trailing Wynne with an approval rating of 32 per cent is Quebec Premier Pauline Marois followed by Alberta Premier Alison Redford at 31 per cent.
However, Saskatchewan and Nova Scotia are the only provinces where more respondents approve of their premiers’ performance than disapprove.
Saskatchewan: Brad Wall 66%
Nova Scotia: Stephen McNeil 57%
British Columbia: Christy Clark 42%
Ontario: Kathleen Wynne 35%
Québec: Pauline Marois 32%
Alberta: Alison Redford 31%
New Brunswick: David Alward 31%
Manitoba: Greg Selinger 28%
Newfoundland and Labrador: Kathy Dunderdale 24%
Angus Reid Global conducted an online survey among 6580 randomly selected Canadian adults who are Angus Reid Forum panelists between Dec. 3-13 2013. The margin of error—which measures sampling variability—is +/- 1.2%, 19 times out of 20.