Canada's Top Premiers: Poll Rates Provincial Leaders

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B.C. premier Christy Clark tied as the least-approved premier with Newfoundland's Kathy Dunderdale. (CP) | CP

It appears that Canada only has one province where a majority of residents are actually pleased with their premier.

An Angus Reid Public Opinion poll that asked responants whether or not they approved of their premier's performance found that Saskatchewan Party leader Brad Wall was the only premier to get a majority approval on the online poll at 64 per cent.

Every other premier's approval rating fell below 50 per cent, with B.C.'s Christy Clark and Newfoundland's Kathy Dunderdale tying for last place with only 25 per cent approval rating.

Alberta premier Alison Redford had the biggest drop in approval — 18 points since last August.

Respondents seemed to be more lenient with opposition parties. In every province except Saskatchewan and New Brunswick, other party leaders had higher rankings than the sitting premier.

In B.C., almost half of the respondents (49 per cent) approved of B.C. NDP leader Adrian Dix. The highest-ranked opposition leader was Alberta Wildrose leader Danielle Smith at 53 per cent.

The online poll asked 7,091 Canadian adults about their own province's premier and opposition leaders. P.E.I. was not included. Click here to see the full results.

See where all the premiers ranked in the slideshow below:

Canada's Premiers, Rated
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