It’s safe to say at this point that Doug Ford has been a popular figure in Ontario politics. Considering it’s hard to get into any political ring these days and not find yourself in a controversy or two, Ford has received some backlash over certain Ontario topics. The premier's policies on education, in particular, have definitely made him a big target for protests and backlash.
According to the survey results of a poll conducted by DART & Maru/Blue Voice Canada, Ford currently sits at the bottom of provincial approval ratings.
The study indicates that while Ford has gained some positive backing over his last quarter, he is still the least approved among all Canadian premiers.
So, despite the fact that there has been some love Ford for making sweeping overhauls, it has cost some cool points amongst his fellow Canadians.
While Ford came in dead last, Premier Stephen McNeil from Nova Scotia and Premier Jason Kenney from Alberta didn't fall close behind. The two of them ending up second and third to last place.
However, Quebec Premier, François Legault scored with the highest approval rating throughout Canada with Saskatchewan Premier, Scott Moe and British Columbia Premier, John Horgan following in close behind.
Ford recently met up with his fellow premieres in Mississauga. During the summit, Ford handed out Toronto Maple Leaf’s Jerseys, which of course caused quite a stir online.
However, that's not the only thing that has caused a stir online. An Ottawa MPP also recently got in trouble for posing with an “F-ck Doug Ford” sign, which showcases just how controversial the premier has been.
Since Ford has been in office, he has also made many cuts and changes towards education, some of which have led to multiple teacher strikes throughout the past year.
However, despite the backlash that Ford has received, he has also boasted to adding thousands of more jobs across the province.
“The survey was conducted among 5,035 randomly selected Canadian adults who are members of MARU/Blue’s Online panel between November 27 to December 3, 2019." DART & Maru/Blue Voice Canada said about the mythology of the poll.
"The results have been weighted by education, age, gender, and region to match the population, according to Census data,” it added.