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Study shows Alberta's government approval rating starting to slip

Last Updated Apr 13, 2020 at 2:43 pm MDT

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney speaks during a press conference in Edmonton on February 24, 2020. Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says his province has more than enough protective masks, gloves and ventilators for its own COVID-19 needs, so it's sharing some of its surplus with other provinces. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

CALGARY (660 NEWS) – Alberta is one of the few provinces where voters think the current premier is doing a worse job during the pandemic than his predecessor would.

A poll by Research CO. and Glacier Media found 54 per cent of those asked think Rachel Notley would be handling the crisis better than Jason Kenney.

Only 29 per cent say they prefer what Kenney is doing.

Alberta is also the only major province where the government’s approval rating is falling.

In Quebec, the approval rating went up 88 per cent since March, in Ontario to 82 and British Columbia to 72 per cent.

However, UCP support in Alberta has slipped eight points down to 57 per cent.

Results are based on an online study conducted from April 6 to April 8 among 1,000 adults in Canada