Alberta premier Alison Redford’s decline in support amongst Albertans may mean an opportunity for the Wildrose Party and its leader, Danielle Smith. Redford’s support has dropped from 55% in August to 29% by late March, according to an Angus Reid poll. The poll was taken after the provincial budget which was more like a Ralph Klein budget of 1993-4 which is not what the people voted for, says Mount Royal University political scientist Keith Brownsey. Historically, “it’s very difficult to come back from those numbers”, says Brownsey. Contrarily, Danielle Smith, the leader of the Wildrose Party—which nearly won the last election, and stands as the official opposition—has an approval rating of 53%. Currently the premier is championing the cause of the Keystone XL pipeline in Washington. Although realistically out of the premier’s hands, if the pipeline were to be approved, her polls may fare better, but if it is not, she will likely take the blame. Meanwhile, the Wildrose Party is mulling over erasing some of its core policies so as to become more popular. The party is concerned with these “legacy policies”, as Ms Redford calls them, as they can make the party appear extreme, and prevent the party from forming a government.