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BC Premier Christy Clark's approval rating drops in new poll

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DH Vancouver Staff Mar 24, 2017 8:11 am 1,816

With less than two months to go until the provincial election, BC Premier Christy Clark’s positive momentum in the last two quarters has seemingly comer to a halt, according to a new poll by Angus Reid.

The poll, which tracks the approval rating of Canada’s premiers across the country, saw Clark’s approval rating increase eight points between May and December of last year, but drop four points in the last quarter, to an overall total of 31%.

The ranking puts her right down the middle of the job approval spectrum.

Saskatoon Premier Brad Wall took the top approval spot with 52%, while Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne found herself at the bottom, with 12%.

“New data from the AngusReid Institute revealing three-quarters of B.C. residents say B.C. Liberal Party ‘is only interested in helping its political donors and big business,'” said Angus Reid in a statement.

This idea is further explored explored in a BC politics scan, published today as well.

Angus Reid also notes that “though this lower approval rating may create some concern among the ranks of her party, Clark’s lowest-ever reported approval rating was 25% – two months before she led the B.C. Liberals to a come-from-behind majority victory in the 2013 election.”

Could Clark repeat a similar feat this year when voters head to the polls on May 9? Only time will tell.


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DH Vancouver Staff
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