A new poll shows Alberta’s premier gets a better approval rating from the rest of the country than she does at home.
A Mainstreet/Postmedia poll today compares the approval ranking of the premiers against that of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. The rational for the comparison comes from the fact there are no permanent leaders among the opposition parties in Ottawa and with several federal-provincial conflicts, the premiers are actually the ones holding the federal government to account.
According to the poll, none of the premiers come close to Trudeau who has a 65% approval rating across the country. Among the premiers, Rachel Notley has the second highest national approval ranking with 44%. But when looking at the approval for premiers in their home provinces, Notley has the third lowest approval rating, just 34%.
Quebec’s Phillipe Coulliard (45%) has the highest national approval rating among the premiers. Notley is second, followed by Saskatchewan’s Brad Wall (42%), Ontario’s Kathleen Wynne (41%). BC’s Christy Clark (39%) rounds out the top five.
Looking at approval ratings for premiers within their home provinces, Kathleen Wynne (19%) Newfoundland and Labrador’s Dwight Ball (25%) and Rachel Notley (34%) have the lowest approval scores. The most popular premiers at home are PEI Wade McLaughlan (55%), Manitoba’s Brian Pallister (54%) and Saskatchewan’s Brad Wall (52%).