Conservative support has dropped 16% from the last election and only one in four Albertans approve of UCP leader Jason Kenney’s performance, according to data released Monday by Research Co.
An online survey found 45% of voters would support the New Democratic Party (NDP) in a provincial vote.
The NDP support is up two points since December 2020, reported Research Co.
Now 36% of Albertans believe Notley would make the best premier among party leaders.
Kenney ranked second with 17%, with Wildrose Independence Party leader Paul Hinman at 3%
“The UCP is evidently having difficulties maintaining the base together,” said the president of Research Co.
“While the NDP is keeping 89% of its supporters in the 2019 provincial election, the UCP is only managing to hold on to 51% of their voters.”
While rural areas are split equally on between UCP (33%) and NDP (31%), the cities are where differences are steep.
In Edmonton, the NDP is at 50% support whereas the UCP has 25%.
Calgary polls show 47% lean to NDP and 34% to UCP.
The poll showed 66% of Albertans disapprove of Kenney and only 26% approve of his leadership actions.
NDP leader Rachel Notley received an approval rating of 49%.
The poll was conducted March 11-13, with 600 participants and data was statistically weighted to Canadian census data to Alberta’s population.
Ewa Sudyk is a reporter with the Western Standard