June 17, 2014 11:46 am

Manitoba’s Selinger holds bottom approval rating among premiers

Premier Greg Selinger's approval rating bottomed out over the past year.

Angus Reid Global

WINNIPEG – Premier Greg Selinger’s performance has the approval of only 26 per cent of Manitobans, last among provincial leaders across Canada, according to a survey by Angus Reid Global.

He’s seen a precipitous drop since May 2011, when he tied popular Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall for top spot with a 59 per cent approval rating.

Wall has maintained a steady position at the top of the rankings since November 2010, getting the approval of 67 per cent of those questioned in the latest survey.

Selinger’s approval rating dropped two per cent since the last quarterly report. His rating has been 26 or 28 per cent for a year. Two-thirds of those surveyed – 66 per cent – said they disapproved of Selinger’s performance, while eight per cent said they weren’t sure.

The survey was conducted June 3 to 12 among 6,318 randomly selected Canadian adults who are Angus Reid forum panelists, the pollster said.

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