Alberta Premier Rachel Notley’s approval rating is sinking like a stone.
According to a new Mainstreet poll, Notley currently sits at a 28% approval rating, down 3% from the last polls and second last in the country, beaten to the bottom only by Ontario’s premier Kathleen Wynne.
That’s down 3% since Notley handed out a round of free light bulbs, low flow shower heads and clotheslines with the funds she wrung out of Albertans with her job-killing carbon tax. I guess we couldn’t be bribed with our own money.
Notley’s approval ratings are following the same trajectory as disgraced former premier Alison Redford. Redford’s approval rating fell from 58% to just 18% - Kathleen Wynne territory -in just over a year and a half.
Notley has plummeted from 53% approval right after she was elected in 2015 to 28% today, and we are only 6 months into the reality of her carbon tax. The numbers for Notley will just get worse the more people see her damage to their bank accounts.
There’s a moral in these new poll numbers; the moral we know the NDP are too ideological to understand. Rachel Notley’s sneering form of progressivism is being rejected. Calling regular Albertans names like embarrassing cousins, anger machine, xenophobes, bigots, deniers, and sewer rats can be bad for one's approval ratings.
But honestly, abuse from the deranged left aside, I hope the NDP never changes.
I’ll draw a parallel to the US election and to the Democrat party. The worse the Democrats acted and the more they looked down their noses at normal people like those in coal country and the rust belt, the more normal Democrat voters moved over to the right. They were plainly repulsed by the left.
When that happens, conservatism wins.
So keep it up, NDP, because I am not yet tired of winning.