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.

Mario Canseco.

“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

Reporter (Alberta)

Ewa Sudyk is an Alberta Reporter for the Western Standard and Alberta Report based in the Calgary Headquarters, and the Finance & Administration Manager for Western Standard New Media Corp.

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