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Selinger Remains Least Popular Premier in Canada

February 17, 2016 8:35 AM | News

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Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

Premier Poll 2016

Premier approval ratings, according to a new poll from Angus Reid. Click to enlarge.

WINNIPEG — Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger remains the least popular leader among his peers heading into this spring’s provincial election.

A new Angus Reid poll released Wednesday shows Selinger with only a 19 percent approval rating. That’s close to his lowest approval rating of 17 percent in December 2014, when he was facing a revolt from within his own party ranks by five dissident MLAs.

Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall is still the most popular in the country, with a 62 percent approval rating.

Alberta’s Rachel Notley sits at 33 percent, down 12 points since December due to the province’s sinking economy.

Manitoba voters head to the polls on April 19.