In early September, Angus Reid Strategies Inc. reported 69 percent of British Columbians disapprove of the job Gordon Campbell is doing as premier. But what I want to know is whether the premier's caucus feels the same way.
After all, there's been questions about whether he consulted with them before announcing British Columbia would be introducing a harmonized sales tax. There's been reports of dissent over the carbon tax and a pay raise for senior civil servants. And now there's rumours a few government MLAs are so dissatisfied they might be contemplating quitting caucus, with some long-time supporters comparing the tone of the legislature to the dying days of the Vander Zalm administration.
Of course, those are just rumours - perhaps as groundless as the clouds above this studio. And I'm sure, if I stuck my microphone in the face of any MLA tomorrow, they'd refute those rumours. But with 69 percent of British Columbians disapproving of the job Mr. Campbell is doing as premier, I can't help but wonder whether at least some of them, privately, are Liberal MLAs and if they'll go public with their disapproval.