Doug Ford sinks to the bottom on latest approval rating of Canada’s premiers: poll

Dec 12 2019, 7:01 am

Ontario Premier Doug Ford has ranked at the bottom of provincial approval ratings in a recent poll.

The poll by DART C-Suite shows that while Ford has gained some approval over the last quarter, he is the least favourable among Canadian premiers.

Coming up on top with a 60% approval rating is Quebec Premier François Legault, followed by Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe in second at 56%.

British Columbia Premier John Horgan is fourth on the list, with a 47% approval rating that hasn’t changed since last quarter.

Alberta’s Jason Kenney took the hardest hit, plummeting in approval over the last three months.

According to the survey results, which was provided by DART & Maru/Blue Voice Canada Poll, 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)