Confidence in the federal government is plummeting as well.
Amid the deepening Canada vaccine debacle (the latest news being a 20-25% cut in vaccine deliveries to Canada by Moderna) Canadians are starting to lose confidence in the federal government.
According to a new Angus Reid poll, the number of Canadians who say the government has done a “good job in securing sufficient doses” have fallen from 47% to 36%. Meanwhile, the number of people who say Canada has done “a poor job in securing sufficient doses” has surged from 23% to 44%.
36% say the recent Pfizer delay is a “major setback,” while 48% view it as a “minor setback.”
There has also been a sharp drop in confidence in the federal government.
In December 58% of Canadians said they were “very confident/confident” in the ability of the federal government to deliver vaccines to the provinces/territories, while 36% said they were “not that confident/not at all confident.”
That gave the government a +22 positive rating on that question.
Now, 45% are “very confident/confident,” while 49% are “not that confident/not at all confident.”
The government is now at -4, a 26 point negative swing.
Of note, while provinces had previously been facing heavy criticism, Canadians now have more faith in their provincial governments 51% confidence vs 45% no-confidence, than in the federal government.
In every province except Ontario (where the feds lead by 1 point), Canadians have more faith in their provincial governments.
For some time, the Liberals had been perceived as being impervious to negative blowback from Canada’s vaccine struggles, but this latest survey shows people are starting to turn.
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