Governments losing support
Photo: Angus Reid Institute
New data collected from the non-profit Angus Reid Institute has found majorities in most provinces say their provincial governments have done a good job of managing the COVID-19 pandemic, but that number is decreasing.
Meanwhile, the provinces that don’t believe their respective provincial government are doing a good job of handling the pandemic are Alberta and Manitoba.
Approval of pandemic handling within provinces has dropped drastically from the summer in nearly every region.
An average of 80 per cent of Canadians said their provincial government was doing well in June. Now, that number sits at 58 per cent.
This comes as Canadians voice their concerns over what will come in 2021 in terms of personal finances, satisfaction with their provincial economies and the deficit which has dropped considerably in the last six months.
When it comes to governments and health care, only three provinces believe they are doing a good job and that includes B.C., Saskatchewan and Newfoundland and Labrador.
Alberta’s United Conservative Party and Manitoba’s Progressive Conservative Party have found themselves tied with their oppositions in vote intention as their constituents have grown more critical.
Back in June, five provinces had Government Performance Index scores of 50 or higher. Now, only Saskatchewan has a score higher than 50 with 53.