Premier Brad Wall remained the most popular premier in Canada, according to the latest study from the Angus Reid Institute. The study was conducted before the provincial budget was announced on March 22.
The study also revealed that, while Wall remains the most popular among provincial leaders, his popularity is sliding.
Wall experienced the largest quarterly decline in the poll, as he fell six points to 52 per cent support, his lowest approval rating in seven years of data available to the Angus Reid Institute.
This comes in light of an increasing projected deficit.
Wall commented about the poll to reporters at the legislature.
“I’m actually surprised by where it’s at because although the budget came out Wednesday we’ve been signalling these things,” Wall said.
“You know we can’t worry about that, I’m sure it won’t be long before someone else is at the top of that list.”
As for whether the budget will impact on future polls.
“This budget wasn’t about staying popular, this budget was about trying to make the tough decisions that we believe are the right things for Saskatchewan.”
Next door in Alberta, Premier Rachel Notley saw her approval rating remain the same. However, at only 31 per cent, Notley is the fifth popular premier.
Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne saw her approval rating fall to an all-time low of 12 per cent.
The only premier to see an increase in job approval is Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard. His approval rating rose five per cent following the shooting at the Islamic Cultural Centre in Quebec City that left six people dead.