What do you think of the government’s response after thousands of litres of oil spilled into the North Saskatchewan last month?
Mainstreet Analytics polled people in the province, and found only 47 per cent of people who responded approved of the way the government handled the spill. Those who disapproved entirely represented 31 per cent of the people polled, while 22 per cent said they weren’t sure how they felt.
The only place in the province where more people disapproved than approved of what the government did was Regina.
There was also a split between younger people responding to the poll compared to older generations. About 20 per cent of the people between the ages of 18 and 49 who responded said they did not approve, while only 17 and 18 per cent of people over 50 said they disapproved.
Mainstreet also asked people about support for the proposed Energy East pipeline. On that question, 67 per cent of the people who responded said they approve of the plan, while 19 per cent disapprove and 14 per cent said they were unsure.
The results come from a survey of a random sample of 1,690 Saskatchewan residents on Aug. 22 – 23 with a margin of error of 2.38 per cent 19 times out of 20.