An exclusive poll by Pollara for The Writ gives us the answer!
Really interesting how recency bias is so prevelant. If I am not mistaken, US surveys have Obama as the winner among Democrats for greatest post WWII president, and Trump and Regan splitting the vote among Republicans.
I'm too am surprised that Laurier, King, and Pearson got such low scores. I wonder how much has to do with our high school history curriculums.
I wonder, if we polled for "worst prime minister" if we'd also end up with Trudeau, Harper and Mulroney at the top of the list.
This might be my favorite thing you’ve done in this space. This is really fascinating! And I think you’re bang on for Harper -- he’s almost a default option for Cons and I’m interested how that will hold up over the decades
Eric, I wonder if some of the results are due to question design. An open ended question standing alone in a longer survey is going to prompt a top of mind response. A battery naming Canada’s Prime Ministers and asking them to approve/disapprove would probably track more closely to the historians views.