François Legault's approval rating is the highest of Canada's premiers: poll

Dec 12 2019, 8:42 am

Quebec Premier François Legault has ranked at the top of provincial approval ratings in a recent poll.

The poll by DART C-Suite shows Legault’s 60% approval rating tops premiers throughout the country compared to Ontario’s Doug Ford, who ranked last at 28%.

Legault was followed by Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe in second at 56%, and BC’s Premier Joe Horgan in third, at 47%.

According to the survey results, which was provided by DART & Maru/Blue Voice Canada Poll, Alberta’s Jason Kenney took the hardest hit, plummeting in approval over the last three months. Premier Kenney has fallen from 55% approval in September to 40% in December.

On the other side of Canada, Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeill sits at 36% approval, ahead of Doug Ford, but his ratings went up 17% since September.

Quarterly Approval Rating and Rankings of Canada’s Premiers (DART & Maru/Blue Voice Canada Poll)

As per the new poll, the approval ratings and rankings of the premiers measured for the fourth quarter of 2019 are as follows:

• Quebec Premier François Legault (60% +1)
• Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe (56% -2)
• British Columbia Premier John Horgan (47% N/C)
• Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister (44% +4)
• Newfoundland Premier Dwight Ball (43% +3)
• New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs (42% -1)
• Alberta Premier Jason Kenney (40% -15)
• Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil (36% +17)
• Ontario Premier Doug Ford (28% +2)