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Philippe Couillard ranked 6th most favourable premier in Canada

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DH Montreal Staff Mar 22, 2018 9:24 am

Philippe Couillard might not be looking so hot in the most recent premier rankings from Angus Reid, but it could honestly be worse.

The long-standing premier of Quebec has seen a slight drop in the Institute’s latest popularity poll, losing two points since they last released the numbers in December 2017.

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Angus Reid premier approval survey March 2018 (Angus Reid Institute)

It’s not the lowest he has ever been, however, as September 2016 saw him at only 20% approval, but it could be better.

The Angus Reid Institute is pulling these numbers from an online survey they conducted between March 6 and 15, using a representative, randomized sample of 5,423 Canadians.

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Philippe Couillard’s approval rating (Angus Reid Institute)

Taking the top spot on the list is BC’s John Horgan and Saskatchewan’s Scott Moe – both being freshly elected, and thus not quite affected by the usual drop that comes within the first year of premiership.

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John Horgan’s approval rating March 2018 (Angus Reid Institute)

Bringing up the rear is Ontario’s own Kathleen Wynne with a 19% approval rating, though that is actually a seven point increase over where she was back in March 2017.

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Kathleen Wynne’s approval rating (Angus Reid Institute)

Taking a look at the federal level, it appears that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s own approval dipped below the majority for the first time ever in a survey released earlier this week.

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