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BC Premier John Horgan ranked most favourable premier in Canada

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DH Vancouver Staff Mar 21, 2018 4:04 pm 1,306

Not even the pipeline dispute can get John Horgan down, apparently.

The freshly elected premier of British Columbia has come out on top in the Angus Reid Institute’s latest popularity poll, gaining three points since they last released the numbers in December 2017.

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

He’s not alone at the top, however, as Saskatchewan’s Scott Moe also comes in at a 52% approval rating.

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

The survey shows that even Horgan’s adversary in the recent pipeline problems has not shown a decrease in popularity due to the months of dispute, as Rachel Notley has been consistently approved by roughly one-third of respondents since February 2016.

Rachel Notley’s approval rating (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.

Horgan may want to take these numbers with a grain of salt, however – the general trend shows a decrease in approval within the first year of premiership – something that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau may be all too aware of, as his own approval dipped below the majority for the first time ever in a survey released earlier this week.

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