Rae shows surprising strength for a caretaker... With 44-per-cent approval, he eclipses the prime minister’s rating and with only 25 per cent disapproval he has some receptivity from Canadians if he should decide to throw his hat in the ring again. One striking finding for those who caution about his Ontario record as an unshakable albatross: Rae fares better in Ontario than in the rest of the country and he has a very even distribution of approval across most regions.That is absolutely un-fucking-believable. To see all the data tables you have to scroll down a bit, but it is.... odd.
In fact, 48% of Ontarians surveyed by Ekos approve of Bob Rae. 43% of Quebeckers feel the same way. Heck, even more Albertans approve of him than they disapprove.
That's better than Harper, better than McGuinty, much better than Turmel (except in QC)... it's Raemania.