The provincial budget continues to haunt the Saskatchewan Party.
A new poll from Insightrix shows support for the governing party has fallen in the weeks after the budget was delivered on March 22.
The poll shows Sask. Party support below 50 per cent for the first time since Insightrix began tracking in 2009.
If an election were held today, 44 per cent of decided voters told Insightrix they’d vote for the Sask. Party. Forty per cent said they’d vote for the NDP. Other parties – including the provincial Liberals, Green Party and Progressive Conservatives – saw less than 10 per cent support. A quarter of all respondents were undecided.
In the cities, there was even less support for Brad Wall’s Sask. Party.
In Regina, 60 per cent of voters would cast a ballot for the NDP, compared to 46 per cent of voters in Saskatoon.
People polled were also asked to use one word to describe their thoughts about the budget. Insightrix said the majority of the responses were negative, with the most frequently used words being disappointed, surprised, disgusted, necessary and shocked.
Insightrix said 803 people were polled at random from April 11-13 with quotas set for age, gender and region to match the province’s general population.
The research was conducted online, so Insightrix said margins of error did not apply.