SASKATCHEWAN Premier Brad Wall’s job performance remains the highest rated among Canadian provincial leaders. His hold as most popular premier shows no signs of loosening, according to new numbers from Angus Reid Global.
The online survey asked Canadian adults in nine provinces about the performance of their premiers. Wall earned an approval rating of 66 per cent from Saskatchewan respondents. This represents a statistically insignificant decline from September 2013 (68%). Wall has held job approval ratings at or above 66 per cent since December 2012.
In second place is Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil (57%), enjoying continued goodwill since his election win over Darrell Dexter last October. Saskatchewan and Nova Scotia are the only provinces where more respondents approve of their premiers’ performance than disapprove.
B.C. Premier Christy Clark ranks third at 42 per cent, followed by Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne at 35 per cent.
On the opposite end, premiers who’ve earned lower marks from their provincial populations include Newfoundland and Labrador’s Kathy Dunderdale, coming in last at 24 per cent (a four point increase from September 2013). She’s joined by Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger (28%) and New Brunswick Premier David Alward (31%), who ties Alberta’s Alison Redford (31%).