A new poll suggests Premier Rachel Notley ranks second among provincial leaders nationally in approval ratings, but that changes when the poll looks at what residents of each province thinks of their leader.
Mainstreet Research/Postmedia conducted the poll.
Quitto Maggi, with Mainstreet, told 630CHED’s Ryan Jespersen, Notley scored a 44 per cent approval rating nationally, which puts her in second behind Quebec Premier Phillipe Coulliard.
“We asked not only approval numbers in their home province, where Rachel Notley has an approval rating of 34 per cent with 57 per cent disapproving, which is among the lowest in the country,” explains Maggi.
Maggi says that puts Notley behind Ontario’s Kathleen Wynne and Newfoundland’s Dwight Ball when only looking at local results.
“Across Canada, she scores among the highest and among the highest in terms of a positive score,” explained Maggi. “44 per cent of Canadians approve of the job she is doing as Alberta’s premier versus 32 per cent who disapprove and of course, the number who are not sure is high as well, with 24 per cent.”
Maggi says so far, Notley seems to be pushing for the issues Albertans care about nationally.
“At least nationally, Rachel Notley is doing a good job of advocating for issues that are important to Alberta and Albertans,” explained Maggi. “Like pipelines, like resource development and economic development.”
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau scored a 65 per cent approval rating nationally in the poll.
No leader, other than Trudeau, has an approval rating above 50 per cent nationally.
Just over 55-hundred people in all the provinces, excluding the territories, were surveyed. (twd, Ryan Jespersen Show)