Doug Ford has the second lowest approval rating of all Canadian premiers: survey

Jun 7 2019, 6:08 pm

It’s no secret that Doug Ford’s approval rating is dropping in the province.

Just a couple of weeks ago, new polling said that the favorability rating of the Ontario premier has dipped below Kathleen Wynne’s prior to the last election. And now, a new survey is saying that Ford’s approval trails behind in comparison to almost all other Canadian premiers as well.

The survey—by market research institute, Angus Reid— determined that Ford has the approval of just 36% of residents, the second lowest approval rating out of nine of the country’s premiers

Angus Reid conducted the survey online over the course of about a week among a randomized sample of 5,807 Canadians. Ontario’s sample size was 812, with a margin of error of +/-3.4%.

Closing in on almost one year in office, Ford’s 36% approval rating is the result of a downward trend in his numbers over the last few months—a drop from what the same polling institute said was a rating of 42% in December 2018.

Ford approval dropping since Dec. 2018/Angus Reid Institute

The numbers runs parallel to various cuts made by the Ford government to services and departments like health care and education in recent months.

Having the second lowest rating of all premiers outlined in the survey, Ford is ahead of Nova Scotia’s Stephen McNeil, who has a rating of 16%. Leading the pack is Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe with a 65% rating.

Premier Approval June 2019/Angus Reid Institute

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