The provincial Tories made a big deal a few weeks ago about their continued support for Premier Kathy Dunderdale.
The premier must have welcomed the endorsement at the party’s annual AGM in Gander after a series of polls showed support for her and her government was plummeting.
This week though, the latest survey of voters showed she is the least liked of all provincial leaders in the country with a standing of 20 per cent.
Despite the public show of support by her followers at the rah-rah session, things are reported to be going badly on the inside too.
There is word that Finance Minister Jerome Kennedy has had a falling out with Dunderdale and is on the verge of resigning his high-profile portfolio. One report even claimed the pugnacious minister had a shouting match with the premier recently.
None of this is good for the ruling PCs.
Not only are they under attack from political opponents and have lost the support of the electorate, but now they appear to be imploding.
Dunderdale brushed aside the latest poll results and responded by pointing out how well the provincial economy is doing and is predicted to do next year.
It almost sounds like the premier believes her approval numbers are tanking because the people of this province dislike the way she is collecting royalties from the oil and mining companies.
The Tories have big problems with the way they and their leader are perceived by the general public and they had better turn it around quickly if they want to cling to power.
First though, the premier has to admit there is a problem.