The approval rating of Alberta’s premier has taken a turn.
Since her landmark victory propelling the NDP to government last spring, Albertans’ endorsement of Rachel Notley’s job performance has as declined.
The latest Angus Reid Institute (ARI) analysis of quarterly survey results from more than 6,000 Canadian adults shows Notley’s job approval down fully 12 points.
However, Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall has the approval of the majority of people in his province (62%).
He remains the most-approved-of premier in the country, seven weeks before a provincial election.
A different story in Manitoba for Greg Selinger.
Selinger faces an uphill battle ahead of an April 19 vote in that province.
His job performance is approved of by one-in-five Manitobans (19%).
BC Premier Christy Clark’s approval rating is statistically unchanged – down three points from last quarter to 31-percent.
Clark has earned an approval rating in this range (between 30% and 34%) on job performance from British Columbians since September of 2014.
Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Dwight Ball is enjoying his post-election honeymoon.
Fully 60-percent of people in that province approve of the job the newly sworn-in leader is doing.
Nova Scotia’s Stephen McNeil – who enjoyed the job performance approval of two-thirds of people (66%) in his province after the first six months of his administration, now stands at almost half that number (36%), down ten points since the last quarter.
Premier Brian Gallant in New Brunswick has seen his sees his approval rating stabilize in the last quarter at 33-percent.
Unchanged is Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard.
With the endorsement on job performance of 36-percent of Quebecers, he does not enjoy more or less approval than he did three months ago (35%).
Finally, approval of Kathleen Wynne declines to less than one-third (27%) this quarter.
The Ontario premier’s job performance has not seen any positive momentum in the eyes of people there in fully six quarters, since she won re-election in June 2014.
(With files from Angus Reid Institute)