For Immediate Release
Canadian Public Opinion Poll
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Shachi Kurl, Vice President, Angus Reid Global, 604.647.3274, email@example.com
Wall maintains top spot among Premierswith highest job approval ratings
Saskatchewan Premier once again scores highest approval ratings in
Canada. BC Premier comes in second, Newfoundland’s Dunderdale
in last place.
September 30, 2013] -Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall
’s position as
themost popular premier in Canada remains firmlyentrenched, while Premiers Kathy Dunderdale andGreg Selinger are struggling badly with voter approval, a new Angus Reid Global poll indicates.The online survey of a representative nationalsample of 6,559 Canadian adults askedrespondents in nine provinces about theperformance of their premiers and provincial partyleaders between Sept. 5 and Sept 13, 2013.
Saskatchewan, with Premier Wall, is the onlyprovince where a majority of respondents (68%)are satisfied with the performance of their premier.Ranking second is British Columbia Premier Christy Clark with an approval rating of 44 per cent. Clark
’s approval ratings are virtually unchanged from June of this year
, after the once-embattledleader of the BC Liberals staged a remarkable come-from-behind election victory on May 14.Quebec Premier Pauline Marois has surged from the back of the pack in June of this year (27%) to one of the more the more popular premiers in Canada (39%). Much of this may be attributable to her handling of the Lac-Mégantic rail tragedy, and the wedge issue of the Quebec Charter of values. A recent ARG poll
indicates the proposed Charter legislation enjoys widespread support with Quebec voters. OntarioPremier Kathleen Wynne has experienced a four point drop in her satisfaction rating since June, (43%down to 39%) but retains a higher approval ranking than most premiers.
Best Approval Ratings: Wall (SK) 68%,Clark (BC) 44%, Wynne (ON) 39%,Marois (QC) 39%
Worst Approval Ratings: Dunderdale(NL) 20%, Selinger (25%) Alward (27%)Dexter (28%)
Detailed results are at the end of this release.
From Sept. 5 to 13 2013, Angus Reid Global conducted anonline survey among 6,559 randomly selected Canadianadults who are Angus Reid Forum panelists. The margin of error
which measures sampling variability
is +/- 1.2%, 19times out of 20. The results have been statistically weighted according to the most current education, age, gender and region Census data to ensure a sample representative of the entire adult population of Canada. Discrepancies in or between totals are due to rounding.