In an Léger poll released last week, Alberta premier Jason Kenney received the worst support levels in the country.
Of the survey respondents living in Alberta, only 7% were “very satisfied” with the measures the UCP leader put in place to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. Five times that many (34%), on the other hand, said they were “very dissatisfied” with his response.
When you account for those who somewhat approve and somewhat disapprove, the numbers come in at 30% approval overall, compared to 65% disapproval overall.
These numbers reflect the poorest showing across the country. The next lowest overall approval rating is 37%, which both Ontario and Manitoba received. Ontario had the second highest disapproval rating, at 60%, if you factor in “somewhat dissatisfied” and “very dissatisfied”.
This isn’t Kenney’s lowest showing in a Léger poll—he hit 5% “very dissatisfied” at the beginning of March—but he’s been hovering around 7% for the last few weeks.
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How does this compare to the federal government’s COVID-19 response?
Well, when Alberta respondents were asked whether they were satisfied with the measures the federal government implemented to fight the pandemic, 44% said they were satisfied and 52% said they were dissatisfied. (These numbers include both “somewhat” and “very” responses.)
In other words, Alberta voters were happier with Trudeau’s response than they were with Kenney’s (44% vs. 30%).
This latest Léger poll surveyed 1,548 Canadians, including 26 in Alberta (174 weighted). It was a panel survey, so we can’t associate a margin of error to it based on the non-probability nature of this sample, but the results of a similarly-sized probability sample would likely be accurate to within ±2.49 percentage points, 19 times out of 20.