Despite facing perhaps more criticisms than ever, thanks mostly to last March’s provincial budget , Premier Brad Wall remains at the top of an Angus Reid approval rating poll.
Wall, who announced his retirement in August is sitting with a 49 per cent approval rating, which tops the nation’s premiers along with B.C. Premier John Hogan, at 48 per cent.
Minister of Advanced Education, Kevin Doherty said majority approval rating or not, it would be tough to find a politician that wouldn’t be happy with those numbers.
“In today’s day and age when we’re seeing such divisiveness in politics, not only in Canada but if you just look south of the border at what’s happening down in the United States the divisiveness that’s going on, anytime you’re polling at about 50 per cent for an approval rating I think there’s not a political leader on the planet that wouldn’t take those kinds of numbers. Especially if you consider he’s into the tenth year of this job,” Doherty said.
“You know typically politicians, they start to fade in their later years before they retire and are not as popular. There are other premiers across the country here who have been on the job for a much shorter time frame that are nowhere near as popular as Premier Wall,” Doherty added.
On the opposite end of the spectrum Ontario’s Kathleen Wynne received the lowest approval rating at 17 per cent.