Written by Shanna Empey on Wednesday, 24 June 2015
Premier Brad Wall has once again been voted as the most popular Premier in the country, according to a new poll.
The Angus Reid Institute’s latest online survey released last Monday indicates 61-per-cent of Canada approves of Wall’s job performance, which is the highest out of all the Premiers in Canada – a title he still holds on to even after his approval rate took a dip to a four-year low.
Wall’s approval rating is down three points from March (64 per cent), and seven points from September (68 per cent) of last year. The Angus Reid Institute quotes “as with Alberta, slumping oil process may well have much to do with the mood of the electorate in Saskatchewan.”
“Premier Wall and I go back quite a few years. We were both elected as new MLA’s back in 1999. We served eight years in opposition and now we’re closing in on eight years in government, so we’ve worked pretty closely together for almost sixteen years,” said Saskatchewan Party Deputy Premier Don McMorris. “I can tell you first hand that his leadership is very well received within our party, but also obviously very well received in Saskatchewan, and even more importantly he’s really highly thought of across Canada as one of the strongest leaders across Canada of all the provinces, so from my perspective I’m very fortunate to have worked with him as long as I have.”
Wall has remained well above 50 per cent since August 2011, which is a trend that is almost unheard of according to the surveys results. McMorris adds it’s no suprise to him that Wall continues to remain at the top amongst the rest of the Premiers in Canada.
“Premier Wall has been on the top of the charts for quite a long time now and he continues to be that way, and it’s not surprising. His strong leadership for Saskatchewan through some difficult times here recently with the oil prices has really kept Saskatchewan strong and kept business interest high in the province.”
In second place is the NDP’s Rachel Notley at 53 per cent, which the Angus Reid Institute attributes to the “post-election honeymoon phase” and only time will tell how long that will last. Manitoba’s Premier Greg Selinger remains the least popular premier in Canada at 23%.
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