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Angus Reid Premiers Approval report

Angus Reid Premiers Approval report

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For Immediate Release
Canadian Public Opinion Poll
Page 1 of 8 
Shachi Kurl, Vice President, Angus Reid Global, 604.647.3274, shachi.kurl@visioncritical.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.
The Premiers
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.
For Immediate Release
Canadian Public Opinion Poll
Page 2 of 8 
Shachi Kurl, Vice President, Angus Reid Global, 604.647.3274, shachi.kurl@visioncritical.com
Placing dead last for voter approval is Newfoundland Premier Kathy Dunderdale, at 20 per cent. Joiningher at the back of the pack are Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger and Nova Scotia Premier Darrell Dexter.For Selinger, this represents a five point drop in voter approval since June 2013, a continuing slide
attributable to his handling of Manitoba’s PST increase.
 Approval ratings during the mid-term, however,may be less indicative of electoral success. BC Premier Christy Clark suffered equally dismal approvalratings before a majority win this year. For Dexter, time is running out. Nova Scotians vote October 8.
The Opposition
These are happier times for provincial Liberal leaders in Atlantic Canada. In Newfoundland votersapprove of Liberal leader Dwight Ball who leads over Conservative leader and Premier Dunderdale by anearly three-to-one margin (57% to 20%). Things are looking similarly bullish for Nova Scotia Liberalleader Stephen McNeil, who holds a voter approval rating lead of 23 points over NDP leader and Premier Darrell Dexter. In New Brunswick, Liberal leader Brian Gallant leads holds a ten point job approval ratinglead over Conservative leader and Premier David Alward.In Alberta, Wildrose Party leader Danielle Smith holds the highest rating of all leaders in that province(47%), including Conservative leader and Premier Alison Redford (34%).
However, where Smith’s rating
is virtually unchanged since June 2013, Redford has gained five points, up from 29 per cent.In Ontario, NDP leader Andrea Horwath (46%) remains more personally popular than Liberal leader andPremier Kathleen Wynne (39%). While Progressive Conservative Party leader Tim Hudak has been ableto head off grumbling about his leadership in recent weeks, his job approval ratings have slipped a further four points since June 2013 (33% to 29%).In Quebec, Coalition Avenir Québec leader François Legault
’s approval rating remains unchanged at
45%, while Liberal Party of Quebec leader Philippe Couillard (46%) is the most popular provincial leader in that province, leading PQ leader and Premier Pauline Marois (39%).
Manitoba’s Progressive Conservative leader Brian Pallister ho
lds a higher rating (50%) than NDP leader and Premier Greg Selinger (26%).In British Columbia, Liberal leader and Premier Christy Clark (44%) continues to lead NDP outgoingleader Adrian Dix, whose job approval rating has dropped from a high of 49% earlier this year to 32%,since losing an election he was widely expected to win in May 2013. Dix announced his intention to resignas NDP leader on September 18.
Contact: Shachi Kurl, Vice President Angus Reid GlobalPhone: 604.908.1693/Email: shachi.kurl@visioncritical.com /Twitter: @shachikurl
For Immediate Release
Canadian Public Opinion Poll
Page 3 of 8 
Shachi Kurl, Vice President, Angus Reid Global, 604.647.3274, shachi.kurl@visioncritical.com
Provincial Governments
Do you approve or disapprove of the performance of each of the following Premiers?
Approve Disapprove Not Sure
Brad Wall (Saskatchewan Party)68% 25% 6%
British Columbia: 
Christy Clark (Liberal)44% 49% 7%
Kathleen Wynne (Liberal)39% 44% 17%
Pauline Marois (Parti Québécois)39% 56% 5%
Alison Redford (Progressive Conservative)34% 57% 9%
Nova Scotia: 
Darrell Dexter (New Democratic Party)28% 61% 11%
New Brunswick: 
David Alward (Progressive Conservative)27% 58% 15%
Greg Selinger (New Democratic Party)26% 61% 13%
Newfoundland and Labrador: 
Kathy Dunderdale (Progressive Conservative)20% 73% 8%

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