Premier Rachel Notley’s approval rating is 32%, same as it was last time, but quite a drop from the 53% she came with.
She’s got what you might call an average rating, between Ball and Wall. Saskatchewan’s Brad Wall has the highest rating at 66%. Newfoundland and Labrador’s Dwight Ball has 17%.
Notley, with 32%, cannot expect much support from farmers or coal miners or others who feel hard done by.
She does have the support of unions and teachers and nurses. Their jobs are, so far, secure, and they won’t mind paying the carbon tax to keep bread cooked in a natural gas oven on the table.
With all the nasty calls I get about the NDP, I wonder if 32% is as good as it will get, but when I ask crusty complainers who they would prefer, that’s when the caller often hesitates.
They don’t really see another government in waiting.
They tell me they don’t feel like much has changed since the election.
PC and Wildrose still not sparking their imagination.
Some wish the Alberta Party was bigger.
Some say they will never vote again.
Tell me where you are, with the government, or trying to support someone else.