A Léger poll published at the end of 2020 found that Jason Kenney had the lowest satisfaction rating of all the premiers in Canada.
The online poll asked 3,801 Canadians between 4 and 20 December to rate their premiers in 6 areas. Here’s how the level of support Kenney received in each of these areas:
|Overall health services||32%||9th|
|Supporting vulnerable population||23%||10th|
|Province’s financial situation||23%||10th|
In half of the areas polled, Kenney placed dead last among 10 premiers. He placed second-to-last in the other half.
In all 3 areas where Kenney placed second-to-last—overall health services, environmental sustainability, and economic recovery—Manitoba’s Brian Pallister was the only premier to perform worse.
Kenney’s average satisfaction rating was 26.5%.
Keep in mind that the satisfaction rating includes both those who are very satisfied with his performance and those who are somewhat satisfied.
The poll also included a leadership score for every premier.
The leadership score ranks the premiers on a scale of 1 to 10 in 6 areas: trustworthiness, transparency, decisiveness, communication, compassion, and ability to collaborate. These 6 ratings are then combined into a final aggregate score.
Kenney’s leadership score was 5.2, the lowest of all the premiers included in the polling.
The average leadership score was 6.41, and the median score was 6.6. Dennis King of PEI had the highest leadership score of all the premiers.
Two Léger polls last month (one on the 1st and another on the 15th) had Kenney’s overall satisfaction rating at 30%. That puts his 26.5% average satisfaction rating at the lowest level since he was elected.
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