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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2016 7:54 am    Post subject: Newfoundlands Ball now least popular premier in country poll Reply with quote

( there Is a new premiers approval rating poll out from angus reid , the 2 most popular premiers are from out west Brad Wall and Brian Pallister , all the liberal premiers numbers are relatively low with exception of Mcneil from Nova Scotia who has gone up a bit , wynne continues to go down and Ball from Newfoundland has plunged to only a 17% approval rating since budget from hell was released )


Premiers’ Performance: Ball drops, Wall bounces post-election



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Newfoundland and Labrador premier’s post-election honeymoon shifts to buyer’s remorse


May 25, 2016 – In February, Dwight Ball was riding high. Two months earlier, his Liberal Party had followed the federal sweep of the province with a red wave of its own, one that washed the Progressive Conservatives from power after 12 years. Ball’s debut approval rating was 60 per cent – the second-highest of any premier in the country.

Today, continued poor economic performance and a deeply unpopular austerity budget have provincial residents feeling very differently about their leader.
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The latest Angus Reid Institute (ARI) analysis of quarterly survey results from more than 5,000 Canadian adults shows Ball’s job approval down a staggering 43 points. Fewer than one-in-five (17%) people in Newfoundland and Labrador now approve of his job performance, making him the country’s least-popular premier.

The mantle of most-popular premier remains – as it has for years – with Saskatchewan’s Brad Wall. Just over a month after his Saskatchewan Party won its third-straight majority mandate in convincing fashion, Wall has the approval of 66 per cent of provincial residents, up four points compared to last quarter.

Canada’s second-most-popular premier also won an election in a prairie province last month, but unlike Wall, Brian Pallister’s Progressive Conservatives are forming their first government in Manitoba since 1999.

Pallister’s party defeated the Manitoba New Democratic Party, whose leader, former premier Greg Selinger, had been receiving poor job approval ratings from Manitobans for the last two years. Pallister debuts with the job approval of 46 per cent of Manitobans – a significant improvement on the 19 per cent approval rating Selinger posted last quarter, but not as much of a post-election bump as other new premiers have enjoyed in recent years.

For example, Newfoundland and Labrador’s Ball (60%), Alberta’s Rachel Notley (53%), and Nova Scotia’s Stephen McNeil (66%) all posted majority approval ratings in the first quarter after their election. One possible reason for this lower level of initial support is may be Manitobans’ uncertainty about the Pallister government’s legislative agenda. As a new ARI report suggests, while most of the province’s residents are either pleased or neutral about the election outcome, 57 per cent also feel the PCs have some plans for governing that they didn’t make public during the campaign.

In Alberta, Notley seems to have stabilized since coming down from a post-election honeymoon period. The nation’s only remaining NDP premier has the approval of 32 per cent of Alberta respondents, statistically unchanged from last quarter (33%).

Rounding out the western provinces, B.C. Premier Christy Clark’s approval rating slides a little, at 27 per cent in this quarter. Clark has dealt with heavy criticism this quarter over her receipt of “top-up” pay from her party – a practice opposed by most Canadians and British Columbia residents. This, paired with perceived inaction on escalating housing prices in Metro Vancouver, has Clark garnering support from just one-in-four BC residents for the first time since March 2013, when her approval rating dipped to 25 per cent. Of course, Clark has weathered storms of low approval before. Her party won reelection just two months after hitting that 2013 low.

Turning to the other side of the country, Nova Scotia’s Stephen McNeil sees his approval rating tick upward slightly, to 41 per cent from 36 last quarter, while New Brunswick premier Brian Gallant backslides to his 2015 summer lows (27% and 25%) with a 26 per cent approval rating.

Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard continues to hover around one-third approval, with the endorsement on job performance of 33 per cent of Quebecers. This number is the lowest Couillard has ever posted, but it’s in roughly the same range he has been in since March 2015, when his approval rating was 35 per cent.

Finally, approval of Kathleen Wynne continues its steady downward trend since she won re-election in June 2014. This quarter, fewer than one-in-four Ontarians (24%) approve of her performance, down three points from last quarter. Only Ball’s free fall kept Wynne from the title of Canada’s least approved-of premier. Wynne, who has also been entangled in controversy over her Ontario Liberal Party’s “cash-for-access” fundraisers, has dropped for a seventh consecutive reporting wave, dating back to September, 2014.

http://angusreid.org/premier-approval-may2016/
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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2016 10:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2016 3:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

its interesting that wynne's numbers have managed to go sown even further than before and even lower than support for own party , how low can they go ?

the drop for the newfoundland liberals is maybe not a surprise considering the budget they released this spring .

but actually think the new Brunswick liberal government is most vulnerable of the east coast liberals , his approval is down to mid 20's , and new Brunswick still has a large pc base and caucus . they didn't really lose by that much last election and only need to win back a small number of ridings and government doesn't seem to be doing anything incredible there
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2016 9:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A poll released yesterday shows the Liberals have fallen to third place in Newfoundland and Labrador.

The NDP have surged into first place with 38% support followed by the Tories at 34% and the Liberals at 27%. When it comes to who would make the best premier Paul Davis leads with 35%. (When he was premier he never led in that category) Earle McCurdy is second with 22% thinking he'd be the best premier and Ball is third with just 18%.

In the last poll released in February support for the Liberals was at 66%! The Tories were at 23% and the NDP at 11%. So huge swings.

Satisfaction with government is at just 21%. When Kathy Dunderdale was premier - and considered incredibly unpopular - satisfaction with government always remained above 30%. When Paul Davis was premier satisfaction with his government hovered around 50%, the lowest number his government recorded was 47% approval. Currently 48% are completely dissatisfied with government and 27% are mostly dissatisfied.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2016 12:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Premier Ball has till 2019 to right the ship.
He is lucky he has that majority.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2016 1:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cosmostein wrote:
Premier Ball has till 2019 to right the ship.
He is lucky he has that majority.



the newfoundland liberals do have time on there side but they will face a tough re-election in the future , voters don't like politicians who say one thing during election just to win than screw the hell out of them once there in power , that's clearly what Ball did , said all the right things just to beat the pc's than once he had a majority did another . I personally think its too early to say they'll be a one term government but its possible if opposition parties can create a credible alternative
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 11, 2016 5:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's no way Ball will regain public confidence. The budget was one thing but he's had tons of issues and has been getting caught up in lies. He has another budget coming this Fall that is suppose to make a lot of cuts to programs. He lost one MHA with this most recent budget but there were another 6 or so backbenchers (which was also reported in the media) who were considering leaving caucus, and probably only stayed after a major policy reversal. I'd say this next budget will lead to a lot more talk about MHAs leaving the party.

Despite winning big, Ball was never someone who people really wanted as premier. In order for the party to gain back some credibility before the next election they'll need someone new at the helm.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2016 7:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

( wynne's support continue to plunge , her approval rating now at 18 % a record low for a forum poll in Ontario )


Wynne hits new ratings low, poll finds

By Shawn Jeffords, Political Bureau Chief
First posted: Wednesday, June 22, 2016 10:00 PM EDT



TORONTO - It’s tough to find a politician more unpopular than Kathleen Wynne.

Donald Trump?

Maybe here in Ontario, but not in his own backyard.

Hillary Clinton?

Like Trump, the Democratic contender for the U.S. presidency is one of the least popular candidates for the job in decades.

But she’s still a rock star compared to Ontario’s premier.

Wynne’s personal popularity has hit an all-time low, according to a new Forum Research poll obtained exclusively by the Toronto Sun.

Her approval rating, once as high as 40%, now sits at 18%. It’s the lowest Forum has ever measured for an Ontario Liberal premier since it began polling in 2001.

In fact, if a provincial election was held tomorrow, Patrick Brown’s Progressive Conservative Party would capture a minority government, according to a the survey.

“There is no question the Progressive Conservatives would win an election held tomorrow, but it appears they wouldn’t be able to seal the deal with a majority,” Forum Research president Lorne Bozinoff said. “Patrick Brown needs to become more of a familiar face to Ontarians before that happens”

The Forum survey projects the Tories would take a 51-seat minority, three seats short of the 54 needed for a majority government in Ontario’s 107-seat legislature. The Liberals would take 36 seats while the NDP would capture 20.

And while Wynne’s personal popularity is low, Brown’s approval doesn’t sit much higher, at 22%, the poll says. Over half of respondents, 53%, said they didn’t know enough about Brown to have an opinion of him.

NDP Leader Andrea Horwath remains the most popular of the three main party leaders, with a 33% approval rating.

“Both Kathleen Wynne and Patrick Brown are underperforming their respective parties in terms of approval,” Bozinoff said. “Wynne because she is genuinely disliked, even by some Liberals, and Brown because he’s not well enough known yet to perform at the level his party currently aspires to. Horwath, on the other hand, continues to outperform her party. While voters genuinely admire her, they just aren’t ready to vote NDP provincially in Ontario.”

How would Trump and Clinton fare in Ontario?

An April Forum Research poll, which talked to 552 Ontarians as part of the overall survey, found that Trump was preferred by 11% to become the next U.S. president while Clinton was preferred by 40%.

The latest poll on Wynne’s popularity was an interactive voice response telephone survey of 1,173 Ontario voters. Forum considers the results accurate plus or minus 3%, 19 times out of 20.

http://www.torontosun.com/2016.....poll-finds
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