Ipsos-Reid has released a poll on some political attitudes in British Columbia (here). Much there is worth looking at. Especially relevant to this blog, however, is this:
British Columbians appear to have reached some common ground on the performance of two BC MPs who have played prominent roles in national politics over the last few weeks. The reviews are very positive for Surrey North MP Chuck Cadman (63% approve vs. 10% disapprove) and very negative for Newton-North Delta MP Gurmant Grewal (19% approve vs. 62% disapprove). Meanwhile, British Columbians are much more divided in their assessment of Vancouver South MP and Health Minister Ujjal Dosanjh (47% approve vs. 39% disapprove).And
Widely Divergent Approval Ratings for Prominent BC MPs - Chuck Cadman (63%), Ujjal Dosanjh (47%), Gurmant Grewal (19%)Clearly the Grewal affair has damaged the Conservatives more than the Liberals in British Columbia, at least.
Three British Columbia MPs have played starring roles on the federal political stage over the last few weeks. The reviews are very positive for Chuck Cadman, very negative for Gurmant Grewal and mixed for Ujjal Dosanjh.
More than six-in-ten (63%) BC residents say they approve of the way Surrey North MP Chuck Cadman has performed as a Member of Parliament. This includes one-third (34%) who "strongly approve" of his performance and three-in-ten (29%) who "moderately approve". Only one-in-ten (10%) residents say they disapprove of Cadman's performance (2% strongly, 8% moderately).
Cadman's reviews are favourable across the political spectrum. He draws majority approval from Liberal supporters (68%), Conservative supporters (67%) and NDP supporters (60%).
While Chuck Cadman has a 63% "approval" rating, Newton-North Delta MP Gurmant Grewal has a 62% "disapproval" rating. Only 19% of BC residents say they approve (2% strongly, 17% moderately) of the job Gurmant Grewal is doing as a Member of Parliament. Nearly half (47%) of residents say they "strongly disapprove" of Gurmant's performance, while 15% "moderately disapprove".
·Gurmant's reviews are consistent across the political spectrum. He has mostly unfavourable ratings from Liberal supporters (15% approve vs. 68% disapprove), Conservative supporters (21% approve vs. 62% disapprove) and NDP supporters (22% approve vs. 56% disapprove).
British Columbians are split in their assessments of the performance of Vancouver South MP and Health Minister Ujjal Dosanjh. He currently has an approval rating of 47%, including 9% "strongly approve" and 38% "moderately approve". Four-in-ten (39%) British Columbians disapprove of the performance of the Health Minister, including 22% who "strongly disapprove" and 18% who "moderately disapprove".