Wall, Dunderdale and Selinger are Best Rated Canadian Premiers

Wall, Dunderdale and Selinger are Best Rated Canadian Premiers

Saskatchewan residents provide Premier Brad Wall with the best approval rating for a sitting head of government in Canada, a new Angus Reid Public Opinion poll has found.

The online survey of a representative national sample of 6,557 Canadian adults asked respondents in nine provinces about the performance of their respective premiers. The approval rating for Wall in Saskatchewan is 63 per cent—the highest in the country.

Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Kathy Dunderdale is second on the list with an approval rating of 58 per cent, followed by Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger with 52 per cent. This fall, Wall, Dunderdale and Selinger will seek a new term in office in provincial elections.

More than two-in-five respondents in New Brunswick and British Columbia respectively approve of the way David Alward (44%) and Christy Clark (42%) are handling their duties. The approval rating for both Alberta Premier Ed Stelmach and Nova Scotia Premier Darrell Dexter is 33 per cent.

The two lowest ranked premiers in Canada are Ontario’s Dalton McGuinty (31%) and Quebec’s Jean Charest (30%).

Full Report, Detailed Tables and Methodology (PDF)

Methodology: From August 10 to August 16, 2011, Angus Reid Public Opinion conducted an online survey among 6,557 randomly selected Canadian adults who are Angus Reid Forum panelists. The margin of error—which measures sampling variability—is +/- 1.2%, 19 times 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.



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