IN the midst of a tense labour dispute between teachers and the provincial government, Premier Christy Clark’s job approval has dropped five points to 32 per cent (37% in June), according to the latest quarterly survey from Angus Reid Global (ARG).
On the other hand, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne’s job performance approval has rebounded over the last three months.
Wynne’s approval rating is experiencing a post-election surge of eight points among Ontario respondents to 41 per cent – up from 33 per cent since the last quarter.
Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall continues to be most popular in Canada with an approval rating of 66 per cent, essentially unchanged from June (67%).
In second place is Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil, who has seen his approval rating slip 13 points to 53 per cent from last quarter.
Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Tom Marshall’s approval rating from respondents in his province is 52 per cent, down seven points from June.
Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard has earned the job performance approval of half of respondents in his province (50%), down nine points from last quarter (59%).
Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger has the approval of 30 per cent of respondents. This represents a four-point increase since last quarter.
In Alberta, where Jim Prentice has won the Progressive Conservative membership vote that will make him the next provincial leader, outgoing premier Dave Hancock’s job performance rating stood at 29 per cent down ten points from June (39%).
In the midst of an election campaign, New Brunswick premier David Alward earned the approval on job performance from 27 per cent of respondents in his province, making him the least-approved of premier in the country.