Alberta Premier Rachel Notley ranked 5th most favourable premier in Canada

Mar 21 2018, 11:01 pm

Not even the pipeline dispute can get Rachel Notley down, apparently.

The long-standing Premier of Alberta has shown consistent favourability in the Angus Reid Institute’s latest poll, having hovered around 33% since February 2016.


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

Notley lands fifth overall for the country, with BC’s John Horgan and Saskatchewan’s Scott Moe topping out at a 52% approval rating.


Rachel Notley’s approval rating (Angus Reid Institute)

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.

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.


Kathleen Wynne’s approval rating (Angus Reid Institute)

Given that the general trend shows a decrease in approval within the first year of premiership, Notley hasn’t done too bad a job of holding onto what approval remained after her dip back in 2015.

Looking at the federal level, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s own approval dipped below the majority for the first time ever in a survey released earlier this week. Whether he’ll hold onto the base he still has remains to be seen.

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