October 21, 2016 9:53 am
Updated: October 21, 2016 11:48 am

Notley pulls in more support nationally than within Alberta: Poll

WATCH ABOVE: Alberta Premier Rachel Notley's approval is near the bottom within her own province compared to other premiers, while her popularity nationally is much better. Julia Wong reports.


A new poll released Friday shows Alberta Premier Rachel Notley near both the top and the bottom of the list when it comes to approval ratings.

In a Mainstreet/Postmedia poll, Canadians were asked whether they approve or disapprove of the way their premier is handling his or her job.

Notley ranked second nationally out of all the premiers, just behind the premier of Quebec.

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The poll shows Notley with a 44 per cent approval while Phillipe Coulliard pulled in 45 per cent approval.

However, it’s a different story when the premier is judged within her own province.

The poll shows Notley sitting third from the bottom among all premiers – she pulled in 34 per cent approval while Newfoundland Premier Dwight Ball drew 24 per cent approval and Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne garnered 19 per cent approval.

The poll also looked at support for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who saw a 65 per cent approval rating.

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“With no permanent opposition leaders for the NDP and Conservatives, and with several provincial-federal conflicts, it’s the Premiers who are currently holding Justin Trudeau to account. Regardless, Justin Trudeau, leads the way in national approvals with a 65 per cent approval rating,” Quito Maggi, president of Mainstreet Research, said.

However, it doesn’t look like Alberta has much love for Trudeau – he received the least support from Alberta out of all the provinces.

Within Alberta, his approval stood at 44 per cent, with 54 per cent who disapproved.

The poll surveyed 5,525 Canadians from Oct. 5 to 6. It has a margin of error of +/-1.33, 19 times out of 20.


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