A new poll says Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson has the lowest approval rating among 10 Canadian Mayors.
Mainstreet Pollster Quito Maggi says just 50% of respondents approve the job the mayor is doing.
“Mayor Robertson is at the bottom of the 10 on that scale, with 50% total approval versus 45% total disapproval”
The poll, conducted for Postmedia, found of the 614 people polled in Vancouver, most either strongly disagreed or strongly agree with how Robertson is performing on the job.
“He is taking on Kinder Morgan and a number of other polarizing issues. The approval of his job performance is mirroring that polarization.”
That factor is evidenced by the fact that those who do back Robertson seem to do so passionately.
While he scored the lowest overall approval, 41% of respondents “strongly approved” of his performance, more than in any other city.
In second last place overall came the mayor of Windsor, Ontario at 51%.
Vancouver City Council didn’t do much better overall, scoring just 44% approval, putting it in second last place behind Edmonton.