Jason Kenney receives 26.5% satisfaction rating

This follows two polls in a row placing Kenney at only 30% support.

A Léger poll published at the end of 2020 found that Jason Kenney had the lowest satisfaction rating of all the premiers in Canada.

The online poll asked 3,801 Canadians between 4 and 20 December to rate their premiers in 6 areas. Here’s how the level of support Kenney received in each of these areas:

Managing pandemic30%10th
Overall health services32%9th
Environmental sustainability24%9th
Economic recovery27%9th
Supporting vulnerable population23%10th
Province’s financial situation23%10th

In half of the areas polled, Kenney placed dead last among 10 premiers. He placed second-to-last in the other half.

In all 3 areas where Kenney placed second-to-last—overall health services, environmental sustainability, and economic recovery—Manitoba’s Brian Pallister was the only premier to perform worse.

Kenney’s average satisfaction rating was 26.5%.

Keep in mind that the satisfaction rating includes both those who are very satisfied with his performance and those who are somewhat satisfied.

The poll also included a leadership score for every premier.

The leadership score ranks the premiers on a scale of 1 to 10 in 6 areas: trustworthiness, transparency, decisiveness, communication, compassion, and ability to collaborate. These 6 ratings are then combined into a final aggregate score.

Kenney’s leadership score was 5.2, the lowest of all the premiers included in the polling.

The average leadership score was 6.41, and the median score was 6.6. Dennis King of PEI had the highest leadership score of all the premiers.

Two Léger polls last month (one on the 1st and another on the 15th) had Kenney’s overall satisfaction rating at 30%. That puts his 26.5% average satisfaction rating at the lowest level since he was elected.

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By Kim Siever

Kim Siever is an independent queer journalist based in Lethbridge, Alberta. He writes daily news articles, focusing on politics and labour.

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