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Calgary's Naheed Nenshi among top three in approval rating of Canada's mayors

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Daily Hive Staff Jan 17, 2017 6:34 am 127

A new poll by by Mainstreet/Postmedia puts Calgary mayor Naheed Nenshi in the top three when it comes to mayoral approval in Canada’s major cities.

The poll put Nenshi at 65% approval rating from voters – not that far off from the highest approval rating of 79% for the mayor of Ottawa.

“Overall, every Canadian Mayor we polled has a net positive approval rating – though some Mayors are faring radically better than others,” said Quito Maggi, President of Mainstreet Research in a release. “Jim Watson of Ottawa leads the way with a 79% approval rating and +63 net score (approval-disapproval) while MayorGregor Robertson of Vancouver sits at 50% approval and a +5 net score.”

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This year will a busy year for Nenshi as Calgarians will be heading to the polls for the municipal elections on October 16, 2017.

A total of 612 Calgarians were contacted over the phone by Mainstreet during the two-day poll. The margin of error ranged between plus or minus 4%.

10 cities in Canada and their mayoral approval ratings

  1. Ottawa – 79%
  2. Saskatoon – 72%
  3. Calgary – 65%
  4. Montreal – 62%
  5. Edmonton – 58%
  6. Toronto – 55%
  7. Regina – 54 %
  8. Winnipeg – 53%
  9. Windsor – 51 %
  10. Vancouver – 50%

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