Dunderdale ties for least popular premier, poll says
Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Kathy Dunderdale is in a tie for the least popular of all Canadian premiers, according to an Angus Reid poll released on Monday.
According to the poll, Dunderdale had an an approval rating of only 25 per cent, while 73 per cent of those polled said they disapprove of the job she is doing.
Dunderdale tied with B.C. premier Christy Clark for lowest approval rating in the country.
On Monday afternoon, Dunderdale said that the poll was taken at a time when people in this province were concerned about cuts coming in the March 26 provincial budget.
"Transitioning government to a more effective delivery of programs is never easy," said Dunderdale. "It is understandable that until people see the benefits of such transitions, they will register their discontent."
"Once Newfoundlanders and Labradorians see the plan working, we believe the views captured in this poll will change."
Michael most popular opposition figure
Meanwhile, the poll put Newfoundland and Labrador as the home to the most popular opposition figure in the country: the NDP's Lorraine Michael.
Michael had an approval rating of 61 per cent.
Angus Reid conducted the online survey of 7,091 adults from across Canada during the week of March 11 to March 23.
The margin of error was plus or minus 1.2 per cent, 19 times out of 20.