This morning saw more bad news for Premier Kathy Dunderdale, as pollster Angus Reid reported a “sharp fall” in her personal popularity.
Angus Reid regularly conducts public opinion polling of political popularity across the country.
Since May, Dunderdale has seen a 16 percentage point drop in her personal approval ratings, the pollster said in a news release.
“In Newfoundland and Labrador, the rating for Premier Kathy Dunderdale continues to falter. Dunderdale had undergone a nine-point drop on approval from March to May, and has lost another seven points from May to August (39%)” the firm said in a news release.
Currently, 39 per cent of people surveyed said they approve of Dunderdale’s performance, compared with 54 per cent who disapprove.
Dunderdale’s loss appears to be NDP Leader Lorraine Michael’s gain. Angus Reid found that 53 per cent of Newfoundlanders and Labradorians approve of her performance, compared to 32 per cent who disapprove.
The poll is an online public opinion survey conducted from among Angus Reid panelists. The margin of error is considered accurate to within 1.2 percentage points 19 times out of 20.