Premier Rachel Notley Tied for Second As Canada’s Least Popular Premier: Poll

 

Premier Rachel Notley’s popularity among Albertans has slid in a new poll.

The most recent Angus Reid Institute survey of provincial premiers’ popularity shows Notley with 28% approval in June.

That’s a drop of three points from the 31%  approval the NDP premier posted in three successive polls by the company between September of 2016 and March of this year.

Her disapproval rating is 62%.

In a news release, Angus Reid executive director Shachi Kurl said the movement toward a united conservative party in Alberta and the prospect of a British Columbia NDP government that will try to block the Kinder Morgan pipeline may be hurting Notley.

“Notley has been vigorously defending the project in the name of Alberta’s economic interests, but it may not be enough,” said Kurl.

Notley’s showing puts her tied for second with Newfoundland and Labrador’s Dwight Ball in the least-popular premier sweepstakes. Ontario’s Kathleen Wynne continues to have the lowest approval, at 15%.

Saskatchewan’s Brad Wall remains the most popular premier in Canada but his 45% approval rating represents a seven point drop since March.

The results come from an online survey conducted between June 5 to 12 of a randomized sample of 5,406 Canadian adults who are members of the Angus Reid Forum.

Online polls do not have a margin of error because the sample is not random but a probability sample of this size would have a margin of error of plus or minus two percentage points, 19 times out of 20.

The Alberta numbers stem from the 599 provincial residents who took part in the poll.

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