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CBC Manitoba: Kinew’s political honeymoon continues with approval rating climbing higher, poll suggests

March 11, 2024 — 

Manitoban’s approval of Wab Kinew’s leadership has gone up, securing his spot as Canada’s most popular premier, a new poll suggests, but a political analyst says his popularity will be put to the test come budget day.

In a poll from Angus Reid Institute, 63 per cent of respondents said they approve of Kinew. That’s up six per cent from a 2023 survey that also placed him as the most popular premier in the country.

“I am surprised that it’s gone up by six points, that it’s not just as high up as it was last time, but even higher,” said Chris Adams, a political analyst and adjunct professor of political studies at the University of Manitoba.

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