The impact of the flooding that severely damaged towns and cities throughout Alberta in June will linger for years. So will the impressions people in the province form of the way in which Premier Alison Redford’s government responded to the crisis.
While three years away, the next provincial election could well be a referendum on the Premier’s handling of the disaster. Which is why she is no doubt paying close attention to what government-commissioned polling is indicating – most of which is good news, some of which is not.
The government had Innovative Research Group gauge the public’s mood to the flood response in two rounds of polling – first in July and then again in August. The Globe and Mail obtained results of both surveys.