Quebecers would re-elect Couillard: poll
Watch above: Forty per cent of Quebecers polled say they would re-elected the Liberal party along with its leader if an election was called.
MONTREAL – If asked to vote now, 40 per cent of Quebecers polled say they would re-elect the Liberal party along with its leader Philippe Couillard.
This is according to a Leger Marketing poll that was commissioned by Le Devoir.
François Legault’s Coalition Avenir Québec came in second with 27 per cent of people saying they would vote for him and the CAQ.
Just 20 per cent of people said they would vote for the Parti Québécois under its interim leader, Stéphane Bédard.
Nine per cent said they would vote for Québec Solidaire with Françoise David as its leader.
Legault came up on top as the most popular political personality in the province where 58 per cent of Quebecers polled said they thought of him positively.
Québec solidaire’ David was second with 56 per cent and Couillard came in third at 45 per cent, though 35 per cent of people admitted to not liking him.
Media mogul Pierre-Karl Péladeau came in a close fourth place with 41 per cent of people having a good opinion of him.
Nevertheless, 35 per cent of respondents said they had a bad opinion of him.
According to his critics, Péladeau is highly to blame for the PQ’s devastating April 7 loss.
The poll also deduced that support for sovereignty is now at 31 per cent with 57 per cent of respondents saying they would vote “no” in a referendum.
Ten percent of people said they did not know what they would do.
One per cent chose not to answer.
When asked which party leader would make the best Premier, Couillard came in first with 30 per cent.
Legault came in second at 23 per cent, 11 per cent said they would vote for Québec solidaire’s Françoise David and just six per cent named the PQ’s Stéphane Bédard.
The Liberals won the 2014 provincial election on April 7 with 41 per cent of the vote.
The PQ was reduced to just 25 per cent, the CAQ 23 per cent and QS had eight.
The online poll of 1001 people was taken from June 16 to 18.