Christy Clark and Gordon Campbell tied for worst premier of B.C.

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      Who has been the worst premier of British Columbia in the past three decades?

      Insights West asked 815 B.C. adults this question in a new survey.

      Christy Clark and Gordon Campbell topped the poll, with 25 percent of respondents singling them out.

      Glen Clark was the worst premier for 18 percent. Bill Vander Zalm was the pick of 13 percent.

      Insights West also asked respondents to select the best premier since 1986.

      Mike Harcourt was the best premier for 19 percent, while Gordon Campbell was chosen by 13 percent and Bill Vander Zalm by 11 percent.

      Eight percent picked Christy Clark as the best premier.

      “British Columbians have an easier time selecting the recent heads of government they dislike,” Mario Canseco, vice president for public affairs at Insights West, said in a news release. “The level of undecided respondents on the Best Premier question is 40%, but just 6% on the Worst Premier question.”

      The online study was conducted July 22 to 25. Its margin of error is 3.5 percentage points, 19 times out of 20.


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      Aug 2, 2014 at 4:41am

      Just looking at him makes me feel nauseous.

      400 ppm

      Aug 2, 2014 at 7:56am

      Mr Hui,

      Do companies feed "journalists" meaningless data to sensationalize in return for publicity?

      Rational Observer

      Aug 3, 2014 at 2:58am

      This is not news: it is propaganda spin from a group more interested in scoring brownie points with the left than providing useful data. Didn't these same drones polls predict an NDP victory last provincial election.

      Kaspar Juul

      Aug 3, 2014 at 7:50am

      No it isn't Rational Observer. you should change your name to Tory talking points

      Joel Teeling

      Aug 3, 2014 at 6:11pm

      What a joke. Of course Campbell & Clark are going to be named worst Premier, when this poll is largely made up of NDP whiners, who are still bitter about 2013. Let's be serious though, how can VanderZalm NOT be the worst!?


      Aug 4, 2014 at 11:36am

      Imagine being in a cabinet under a premier that let the province drift for two years before calling an election, couldn't win her seat, and has cost us millions in legal fees to date. Must suck not having a spine.


      Aug 11, 2014 at 2:33pm

      Christy Clark should resign and Bill Bennett should be fired! The Mount Polley mine disaster is a DISASTER and they wring their hands and apologize. We are governed by doofuses!


      Jan 23, 2015 at 7:12am

      I'm not NDP, I'm not liberal, I'm no a Con. I see that the debt has increased at a rate of 5 times greater than previous leaders all the while there are cutbacks throughout every aspect the BC Liberals have control over except CC and her friend's spending. Disgusting.