New Poll Shows 80% of Yukoners Want A Change in Government

WHITEHORSE – A poll conducted by Leger in January and commissioned by the Yukon Party has found support for the Liberals is sinking even lower with a new leader at the helm.

The Liberals are polling at 20 per cent, down from 23 per cent in September of 2022 when former Premier Sandy Silver announced he was stepping aside as leader. That number was down from 28 per cent in January of 2022. The 20 per cent figure is lower than dismal election performances when the Liberals won two seats in 2011, and one seat in 2002.

The Yukon Party is currently polling at 44 per cent, with the NDP at 35 per cent. The poll shows that just 10 per cent of voters are undecided.

“The numbers clearly show that even with a change in leadership, Yukoners are done with the Liberal government,” said Yukon Party Democratic Institutions Critic Brad Cathers. “The Liberals were banking on a change of leadership to reverse their fortunes, and this poll indicates Yukoners are not buying it.”

The poll results come after a series of mismanaged issues by Premier Pillai and the territorial Liberals. The healthcare system has been described as on the verge of collapse, there are major challenges with the education system, the cost of living continues to rise, and a housing crisis has been inadequately addressed with continued delays in lot development. Rural Yukoners continue to feel ignored and have expressed frustration with the Liberal government over many issues.

“During his first year on the job, Premier Pillai has travelled to India, Japan, Europe, and multiple destinations in North America, and came home with almost nothing to show for it,” added Cathers. “Yukoners have noticed that this unelected premier is out of touch and not focused on the issues here at home. As we enter the Spring sitting of the Legislative Assembly, Yukon Party MLAs will continue to focus on issues of importance to Yukoners and offer solutions to the government that respond to Yukoners needs and priorities.”

Between January 10 and 22, Leger conducted phone interviews with 500 Yukoners.


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