02 December 2010

Williams approval plummets: Angus Reid poll

A new poll by Angus Reid shows public approval in Newfoundland and Labrador for  Danny Williams’ performance as premier fell from 80% in February 2010 to 67% in November.

That’s an interesting detail buried in the release from Angus Reid.  Most media outlets apparently have taken the company’s news release and not looked at the attached research report.

The release lede notes that Williams topped the list of all premiers with Saskatchewan’s Brad Wall coming second. The first sentence of the analysis section states that while impressive, “the overall approval rating for Williams in Newfoundland and Labrador is now 11 points lower than it was at the end of 2009.”

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