Legault hits all-time low approval rating, lowest among Canadian Premiers: poll

A new poll by the Angus Reid Institute has found Quebec Premier François Legault is ending the year with the lowest approval rating he’s ever faced, and the lowest among Canadian Premiers.

His approval rating has dropped 16 points over the last three months – now sitting at 31 per cent. This time last year Legault had a 57 per cent approval rating.

The poll attributing this downfall to the ongoing public sector workers strike which has forced school closures as well as some recent controversial decisions, including a move to double tuition at English universities for out-of-province students, and criticism over government subsidies to bring the L.A. Kings to play a pre-season game in Quebec City.

Among the Premiers with the highest approval ratings in Canada are Premiers Wab Kinew of Manitoba (57 per cent) and Scott Moe of Saskatchewan (54 per cent).

At the bottom of the list with Premier Legault are Ontario’s Doug Ford (34 per cent) and the Premier of New Brunswick Blaine Higgs (33 per cent).

The Angus Reid Institute (ARI) conducted an online survey from Nov. 24 – Dec. 1, 2023, among a representative randomized sample of 3,749 Canadian adults who are members of Angus Reid Forum. Discrepancies in or between totals are due to rounding. The survey was self-commissioned and paid for by ARI.

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