Globe says Dunderdale is no Williams

The Globe and Mail published an article today comparing Newfoundland and Labrador’s premier of present to its premier of the past. “When is a 51-per-cent approval rating worrying? When you’re following in the footsteps of the phenomenally popular Danny Williams.” In a CRA poll released Tuesday, the PCs had the support of 57 per cent, a drop from 73 per cent in March and the party’s lowest backing in six years. Ms. Dunderdale’s personal popularity was pegged at 51 per cent, down from 64 per cent three months ago. The numbers are still comfortably in majority territory but the trend is unforgiving. “The most obvious factor influencing such a sudden change is the widening chasm between the province’s current and former leaders.”

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