Mcliar is the second most unpopular provincial premier in Canada. Only jean charest is more unpopular. Changeahead!
McGuinty remains highly unpopular, poll shows
Published On Tue Jun 07 2011
Queen's Park Bureau Chief
Premier Dalton McGuinty is the second most unpopular provincial leader in Canada and faces a challenging summer before the Ontario election, a new Toronto Star-Angus Reid Public Opinion poll shows.
With an approval rating of 19 per cent, McGuinty is narrowly ahead of Quebec’s Jean Charest, at 17 per cent, for the title of least popular premier.
“Usually if you’re heading for re-election you want to be probably in the early 30s — anything over 35 (per cent approval) is good,” Mario Canseco, vice-president of Angus Reid Public Opinion, said Monday.
“Even in the late 20s you can still do something good. But the fact that he’s down to 19 per cent, that his disapproval rating is the second highest after Charest, who’s been there for so long, (suggests) … there’s a little bit of a tiredness factor from the electorate,” he said.
The online survey sampled 6,482 Canadians — 1,000 of them in Ontario — from May 16 to 25 with an overall margin of error of 1.2 percentage points, 19 times out of 20.