Last week, Canadian polling and market research firm Léger released their latest survey of how Canadian governments have performed during the pandemic.
When the 1,512 respondents were asked how they thought the federal, provincial, and municipal governments have responded to the COVID-19 pandemic, 34% of Alberta participants said they were satisfied with their provincial government’s response.
That’s nearly twice as high as what I reported a month ago, when Léger had the UCP at only 17%.
Alberta ranked second lowest of all the provinces, with Saskatchewan coming in second lowest with a collective 30%.
When split out even more, respondents who were “somewhat satisfied” with the UCP pandemic response was 24%, while those who were “very satisfied” came in at only 8% of respondents.
The dissatisfaction rate for Alberta was 62%, the second highest in the country. Saskatchewan was highest again, with a combined 68%.
That Alberta dissatisfaction broke down even further to 21% “somewhat dissatisfied” and 41% “very dissatisfied”.
Now, to be fair, just because Alberta performed so poorly, it isn’t necessarily because people think they’re not doing enough. Alberta participants also gave the lowest approval ratings to the federal government.
While Alberta respondents felt that their municipal governments responded favourably to the pandemic, their satisfaction level was the second lowest of all the regions:
On a related note, 79% of Alberta respondents support a vaccine passport in the province, the second highest level of any province:
Also, when asked whether governments should lift all COVID-19 restrictions right now, 3 out every 5 respondents in Alberta said no, which was the lowest in the country.