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Support for Sask. Party slipping: poll
Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall talks to members of the media in Regina, Tuesday, March 7, 2017. (Jennifer Graham / THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Published Thursday, April 20, 2017 1:04PM CST
Support for the Saskatchewan Party is dropping, according to a new poll conducted by Insightrix Research.
Just over 800 people were asked in an online poll who they would vote for if a provincial election were held today.
Forty-four per cent of those decided said they would vote for the Sask. Party. That's the lowest level of support for the party since Insightrix began polling eight years ago, and a significant drop from the 62 per cent support the party had in the last general election.
Forty per cent of respondents said they would vote for the NDP. The poll was conducted between April 11 and 13.
In a statement Thursday, Premier Brad Wall said tough decisions were made in last month’s provincial budget to get the budget back to balance.
“We knew the budget would be unpopular and said so prior to its introduction,” Wall said. “This budget was not about trying to win popularity, but rather to do what is best for the province’s finances and economy.”